Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Old Portuguese stem stitches

TAST stitch 73 is Portuguese stem stitch. It’s one of my favourite stitches, so 
I have a lot of examples. Today I want to share a few of them. I start with this Valentine ATC. I embroidered the hearts with 2 threads of stranded floss.
This detail is part of my PLOS border sampler. From top to bottom it’s stitched in perle 5, 8 and 12.
I stitched the hands of my clock Beer Time in Portuguese stem stitch. It was stitched for the Stitch Explorer challenge contemporary embroidery. It's done 
in 4 threads of stranded floss.
My ATC Blueprint is stitched in Portuguese stem stitch and knotted loop stitch. The threads are perle 5, 8 and 12.
Here I used the Portuguese stem stitch for the outline of a snowflake in pulled thread. Read more about this book page here.
Portuguese stem stitch is great for curvy lines, but sometimes you want a neat corner. I wrote a tutorial for that here.
I also made a sampler for TAST 2007, take a look at it here.

2 comments:

  1. certainly a great variety today, you always come up with amazing samples to share with us and for us to enjopy

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  2. Wow! Wow!
    So many excellent examples of your take on the Portuguese Stem stitch. I like the hands on the clock!

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