Monday, February 25, 2013

Triangular feather stitch

TAST stitch  52 is triangular feather stitch. It was a new stitch for me and I enjoyed experimenting with it. I stitched my samples on 14 count Aida. Of course I started with a normal row, the thread is perle 8. The black thread is my backstitch border.
In the next row I flipped the stitches from side to side. Lots of space to add other stitches or beads, but I’m not going to do that on this sampler. The thread is Caron Wildflowers.
Here I stitched 2 mirrored rows with perle 5. Between the rows I made cross stitches with 2 threads of stranded floss.
A stacked row of triangular feather stitches with Caron Watercolours and silk.
Here I stitched 2 rows, the top one from right to left, the bottom one from left to right. I altered the size of the stitches every other stitch. The thread is perle 12.
My last experiment is a knotted triangular feather stitch. The thread is Caron Watercolours.
I made the knots like the normal knotted feather stitch. And I made the last stitch under the first loop instead of inside the loop.
Take a closer look at my sampler here.


  1. You are so experienced and ideas for alterations, variations and combinations of a stitch you see for the first time must come naturally to you.
    Thank you for sharing this and opening our eyes to what possibilities there are.
    It is difficult to pick a favourite!

  2. You have worked some great examples on ways to use this stitch. Very clever ideas.

  3. Wat mooi weer, Annet, al die variaties! Ik blijf maar genieten van je prachtige borduurwerk!

  4. your sampler is wonderful. The last row is my favorite

  5. Very creative variations of this simple stitch! Thank you very much, this post is very inspiring

  6. Great sample of the stitch.
    Thanks Annet for the comments on my blog and for giving the the tutorial link. I'll try that for sure in my projects.

  7. I admire your work! Such wonderful combinations and variations, Annet!

  8. Interesting variations, thanks for the details.

  9. You have shown us with your lovely examples that it is a very versatile stitch. The Caron Watercolours thread is lovely too.

  10. What a lot of wonderful variations with this stitch! I especially liked your stacked row of triangular feather stitches.

  11. Some excellent variations. The stitch is a lot more versatile than I thought.


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