Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Old pistil stitches

The TAST stitch for week 37 is pistil stitch. This is one of the stitches I frequently use, so it was not easy to decide which samples I wanted to share. This is part of the sampler I made for TAST 2007. Pistil stitches with cotton a broder and sequins. My complete 2007 pistil stitch sampler is here.
This sample is part of my ATC Mushroom. French knots and pistil stitches with stranded DMC color variations, a mix of 2 and 3 threads.
Raised cup stitches with perle 5 and pistil stitches with 2 threads of stranded DMC color variations. This detail is part of my crazy block ECQ1.
A detail on my crazy ornament Chasing butterflies, pistil stitches and French knots with perle 5.
This flower bud is part of the floral sampler I made for PLOS. The pistil stitches are done with Stef Francis perle 5.
My last sample is a floral stitchery I made for Tricia in June 2011. When I saw Sharon’s pattern, I knew I wanted to use it for a stitchery swap. I used backstitches for the stems, leaves and flower hearts. For the petals I used pistil stitches with DMC color variations. It’s all stitched with 2 threads of stranded floss.


  1. As usual, such wonderful ways to use the stitch!

  2. Wonderful ideas perfectly realized - as always! Thank you, Annet!

  3. Oh so many fun ways to use this new-to-me-stitch. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Wonderful ideas! Very inspiring!

  5. You have so many beautiful examples of what you can do with a simple stitch. Great work!

  6. interesting. I love the 5th and 6th flower.


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