Saturday, July 27, 2013

Wrapped coral stitch

TAST stitch 72 is wrapped coral stitch. This stitch was new to me, so I first stitched a few rows on 18 count linen. My first row is done in perle 5.
The second row is done in Caron Wildflowers. 
This last row is stitched in Caron Watercolours. First I made a row from left to right, then a second row from right to left joined to the first row. I decorated it with straight stitches.
A progress photo joining both rows.
This is a combo of coral stitch and wrapped coral stitch on 14 count Aida. 
Both threads are perle 5. It would be a nice CQ seam.
Here you can see how I stitched it. This is how it should look at the backside, the red lines are wrapped coral stitches, the blue lines coral stitches.
I thought this stitch could be a pretty flower too. I stitched them on the garden sampler, which I started for the &Stitches stitchalong. I stitched the wrapped coral stitch with Stef Francis perle 5 and added colonial knots with perle 8. The detached chain stitch leaves are done with silk buttonhole twist.
And this is how my garden sampler looks today.

5 comments:

  1. Great stitches and colours, love your garden sampler!

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  2. You come up with such great combinations! I like the joined rows and the ones with Coral stitches in between. Use the Wrapped Coral stitch for the flowers in your garden sampler was a great success, too.

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  3. Very pretty sampler. So happy to see you stitching away at the challenge still. I have been distracted by many things this year.
    :Diane

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  4. another set of tast stitches. The garden sampler is coming along a treat, when I saw it thought I must have a go at this but so far it is just a thought!!

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