Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Double lock stitch and beaded double lock stitch

TAST stitch 130 is double lock stitch. TAST stitch 131 is beaded double lock stitch. TAST stands for Take A Stitch Tuesday, an embroidery challenge at Pin Tangle.

This morning I planned to stitch a double lock stitch sampler, but first I had a quick look at Sharon’s blog to see this week’s stitch. It was a surprise to see it was the beaded version, so I decided to add it to my sampler. I stitched on 14 count Aida. Again I stitched lock stitch from left to right, as I showed last week. My first row is just a normal double lock stitch as Sharon’s taught us at Pin Tangle. The threads are wool and perle 8.
This variation was already on my TAST 2010 sampler, but I repeated it with different threads: Kreinik very fine braid and cotton a broder. I shifted the second row of lock stitches.
On my lock stitch sampler for TAST 2010 I used different stitches for the base of the lock stitch. Of course I wanted to do the same for the double lock stitch. Here I used VanDyke stitch (TAST stitch 76) in Caron Wildflowers for the base of the double lock stitch in Perle 12.
In my next row I used Siennese stitch (TAST stitch 83) in perle 5 for the base of the beaded double lock stitch in YLI silk buttonhole twist.
I thought it would be fun to add bugle beads to the straight stitches before stitching the double lock stitch. The beads are too close, it’s a very crowded row! I didn’t frog it, because it inspired me for my last row.
In my last row I added the beads to the straight stitches again, but I put every second straight stitch through the previous bead. The threads are YLI silk buttonhole twist and cotton a broder.
Just take a closer look at my finished sampler here.

10 comments:

  1. Great experiments as always - I like the stitch slightly elongated

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. This stitch was perfect for experimenting!

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  2. I echo Sharon's comment - great examples as always. When the base stitch has a twist like the Vandyke and Siennese you get an extra decorative bonus in the centre.

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    1. Thanks, Queenie. There are lots of stitches that can be the base for double lock stitch.

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  3. and likewise I so agree with both Sharon and Queenie

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  4. What a fun variety of stitches! I tried to choose a favorite, but failed. I love the variety of shapes, colors and beads. Very fun examples of both stitches.

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    1. Thanks, Renee. This was such a great stitch for my experiments!

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  5. I think I like the one with the Siennese stitch the most.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. The Siennese stitch was inspired by my knotted loop stitch experiment on my previous sampler. I think I like the Siennese stitch more!

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