zondag 16 december 2012

Berry stitch

The TAST stitch for this week is berry stitch. I filled another 2 x 2 inch square on my Aida sampler. While I was stitching, I discovered it was easier to use my needle when I pulled the thread in the second step. I put my needle under the first chain stitch with the thread of the second chain stitch under the needle.
Here I experimented with different threads and colors. I used perle 12, 8 and 5. The green berry stitches in the centre are done with all three. I started with the perle 12.
A classic use of the berry stitch inside a feather stitch. The threads are perle 8 and stranded floss.
Two rows of herringbone stitches in stranded silk with berry stitches in perle 12.
Here I stitched the berry stitches with red perle 5 and green perle 8. The French knots are done with 4 threads of stranded silk.
My complete sampler is here.

9 opmerkingen:

  1. What a great idea to use your needle under the first stitch while pulling up the second stitch. I had to go back with a tapestry needle to lift the first stitch after doing the second one ..... this is much better! Thanks so much for sharing that tip. Love all your examples too!

  2. Annet, all samples are beautiful!!

  3. As always very beutiful examplles for the stitch of the week! Thank you, Annet!

  4. Toch een heel apart effect als je twee kleuren gebruikt.

  5. I saw these on flickr and thought how beautiful they are.....

  6. Thank you for sharing the needle trick. Your Berry stitches ARE very perfect and especially when they are worked in two colours.
    I love the stitch combinations you have made.

  7. a great tip, tanks for sharing it and great samples

  8. Alweer zo'n mooie sampler. De vlakverdeling vind ik erg leuk gekozen!

  9. Lovely samples. I like the berry/feather combination.