Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Old rope stitches

TAST stitch 110 is rope stitch. TAST stands for Take A Stitch Tuesday, 
an embroidery challenge at Pin Tangle.

Rope stitch is one of those stitches I use from time to time. Today I want to share a few of them. My first sample is the start of my TAST 2010 sampler. From top to bottom the threads are perle 5, a full thread of stranded floss from right to left, a full thread of stranded floss from left to right and a whipped rope stitch in perle 5.
This is a detail of the freestyle part of the same sampler. It has the rope stitch as Sharon showed us and the rope stitch I saw in Mary Corbet’s video. I decorated it with French knots and a pretty bead. You can take a closer look at this complete sampler at my Flickr page.
Here I stitched rope stitch on my last TAST 2010 sampler. The thread is 
Stef Francis silk boucle, not the easiest thread for this stitch!
A progress photo of my embroidery Birth. There’s a rope stitch in perle 12 
at the left side.
This last detail is part of my ornament Reply to Good Morning. I stitched rope stitch between the feather stitches in perle 8.
There are some amazing old samples of rope stitch from other participants in the Flickr TAST group.

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    1. Dank je wel, Marloes. Ik ben iedere keer weer verbaasd om te zien wat ik allemaal al gemaakt heb.

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  2. The silk boucle must have been difficult to handle, but the result is very 'organic' and great for Sumptuous Surface Embroidery.
    Rope stitch also makes a beautiful scalloped edge.

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    1. Yes, the silk boucle was a tricky thread, but I like the result very much.

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  3. so many varieties of rope stitch, thanks for sharing

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    1. Yes, rope stitch can have many different looks. It's a great stitch to experiment with!

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  4. Rope stitch --- I am thinking automatically of you, Annet, ha! Interesting to see your samples. And I was on the Flickr page - this is very interesting to see old samples again.

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    1. Well, ropes is one of the things that connects us. Yes, it's fun to see old samples again. I recognized your eye as being yours the minute I saw it!

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  5. Very interesting to see your old samples. I have never heard of silk boucle, still as Queenie says, it is worth using that thread for this stitch. lovely work.

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