Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Old Spanish feather stitches

TAST stitch 82 is Spanish feather stitch AKA Spanish knotted feather stitch or twisted zigzag chain stitch. TAST stands for Take A Stitch Tuesday, a challenge at Pin Tangle.

I learned this stitch in 2010 when I was catching up on the last TAST 2007 stitches before the start of TAST 2010. The pink row in perle 5 was my first trial. As you can see it took me half a row to figure how to stitch Spanish feather stitch. The row at the right is done in a variegated cotton thread, the size is almost the same as perle 12. I didn’t like the stitch at the time, so I never used it until . . .
. . . week 5 of Sharon’s class Personal Library of Stitches. I stitched 2 rows in 
perle 5, but had no idea how to experiment with this stitch. Maybe I should read this lesson again before I start my trials this week.
There are a few more old samples of Spanish feather stitch from other participants in the Flickr TAST group.


  1. A nice stitch to add to your repertoire. Perhaps one day you'll use it in something. I especially like the variegated thread sample.

  2. I tried this stitch once, got tangled up and and disliked it immensely.
    Last night I did my TAST sample homework and do you know, the stitch was easy and fun to do.! I have not 'experimented' with it though.

  3. this is a stitch I have not done before so will have a play tomorrow and see what happens

  4. Thanks for the samples. Have not tried this stitch before.I will have to start tomorrow. The stitch does not look easy though!


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