TAST stitch 68 is slipped detached chain stitch. It’s
one of my favourite stitches and today I want to share a few old examples. Of
course I start with my TAST 2010 sampler. I posted a slideshow about the making
of it here.
This sample is part of my PLOS border sampler. I
stitched a feather stitch with perle 5 and decorated it with slipped detached
chain stitches in perle 8 and 12.
A detail on my PLOS sampler There is no spoon. The
slipped detached chain stitches were part of the base for my whipped wheel. The thread
is perle 12.
This is a seam on my Vintage fabric book page.
Chevron stitch in stranded floss and slipped detached chain stitches in cotton
A seam on block 2 for Karen’s class Embroider,
Embellish, Create. I decorated the half chevron stitches in perle 12 with
slipped detached chain stitches in cotton a broder.
TAST stitch 67 is fancy hem stitch. It’s a great
stitch and I like to share a few old samples to inspire you. The first one is
my TAST 2010 sampler. You can read the details in my original posts here and
This is a work in progress photo of my last TAST 2010 sampler with a repeat of all stitches. The threads are yellow perle 8 and DMC fil or clair.
A seam on my ornament Beezzz. I attached the lace
with fancy hem stitches, the threads are perle 5 and a metallic thread.
Here I attached a piece of lace on my pink ornament. The thread is perle 5 and Sulky metallic. Later I added some French knots between the stitches.
My last detail is part of block one for Karen’s
class Embroider, Embellish, Create. It was the perfect stitch to secure my rouleau loops. The thread is cotton a broder.
My father started to
learn embroidery on paper, so I made a needlebook for his birthday. The size is
5 x 5 cm or 2 x 2 inch. The chicken scratch on the front is stitched with DMC
80. The edge is a Palestrina stitch with perle 8.
Mary Corbet wrote a
tutorial about using the Palestrina stitch on an edge here.
TAST stitch 65 is buttonhole bar. There's no time to stitch , but I do have some old buttonhole bar samples to share. This is a
detail on Nefertiti with 2 buttonhole bars, a cast on stitch and lots of French
knots above the pulled thread.
My second sample is a detail on my embroidery Touch. I
used the buttonhole bars to attach a wooden donut bead.
Maybe you already noticed
I don’t blog often these days. We are working very hard to turn 2 smaller rooms
into one big room. So there’s not a lot of time to be creative with needle and
thread. I hope to return to regular blogging in a few weeks.