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Recap Week 7

Well, I haven’t *completed* my Week 7: Detached Chain stitch sample because I’m having a grand time making a creation out of it. Detached chain and chain stitches are two of my favorite go-to stitches, so I am Taking It Further with both of them. You’ll get to see it as one sample for both stitches. I will post it as Week 8: Chain Stitch sample.

I did manage to catch up on the stitches I hadn’t yet done. I posted them just a bit ago. Links below.

Is anybody out there stitching? Add your links to the comments sections of the Stitch of the Week posts so I can see them, too! I haven’t noticed many over at Pintangle… BUT!!

Exciting news — Sharon featured my Cretan Stitch samples in the highlights a couple weeks ago! It looked pretty modest, since the other samples were for stitches 50+ AND by stitchers who put a lot more creativity into their samples! But it was an honor all the same, and this little blog had its busiest day ever ūüôā

Stitch sample links posted here, during this week:(just mine, again)

https://tast2012rerun.wordpress.com/2013/03/04/my-herringbone-stitch-sample/
https://tast2012rerun.wordpress.com/2013/03/04/my-chevron-stitch-samples/

So let’s see what YOU are up to! Happy Stitching!

Gail

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My Herringbone Stitch Sample

Pintangle visitors: be sure to see my 17 Chain-stitch Garden ūüôāHerringbone Stitch play

In a rare instance of black/white inspiration, I stitched my Herringbone Stitch samples. The¬†black/white didn’t hold through the stitching session — I ended up with pink and green stitches as the basis for my Twisted Lattice Band variation on the left.

Basic Herringbone in wedges.Because I couldn’t draw guidelines on my black fabric with the marking tools I had at hand, I decided to be a free spirit and stitch away! I always get smaller as I work to the right — I’ve overcome it in writing large letters, but not in stitching. Therefore I intentionally made a wedge shaped stitch sample. Twice ūüôā

Varied sizes of HerringboneMore playtime, getting used to the rhythm of the stitch. This can easily give a stitcher a cross-stitch effect, something I want to beware of. I used some of my new DMC Coton a Broder for most of the following samples. It looks much smoother and a bit smaller than the size 5 cotton perle (in white and in silver-gray) above.

Layered Herringbone, not the interwoven variation 1See? Smaller to the right in spite of my best intentions. Chalk pencil is being added to my stitching bag! This is not the Double Herringbone Stitch version 1 but it would have been if I had looked ahead on my list. This is merely two layers of Herringbone layered over: perle 5 on the bottom, broder 25 on the top.

In the variation 1, the broder threads heading northeast would pass UNDER the perle threads heading southeast. In two colors, you can definitely see that the stitches are interwoven in a properly done Hb variation 1. Whi-i-i-ch you won’t see here today.

Herringbone space filling trial 1Trying to fill an area of the fabric’s swirl print. I kept snagging through the thread with my needle when coming out of the fabric for later stitches. Something I need to watch out for, for sure! You can see my snaggy mess there in the bottom middle — I didn’t notice it until I was done. This broder thread draws through the fabric so very smoothly; I definitely like it!

Herringbone shape filling 2Another trial of shape filling using the print on the fabric. A little awkward. Must try this with Chevron instead.

Two layers of Herringbone, not an official variationYou see another snagged thread here ūüė¶ But I like this set of layered Herringbone stitches. Lots of “pointy” going on here!

Twisted Lattice Band Herringbone variationHere’s my favorite, even though I didn’t expect it to be. Twisted Lattice Band variation uses the Herringbone variation 1 I described above as being interwoven. You can’t see it under the threaded perle cotton, but I did the pink and green broder herringbone foundation stitches properly ūüôā

HB laced-herringbone-collage

And because this was my favorite (could it have to do with the spring-like colors?) I bent my achy back over and took some low-angle shots ūüôā

Tip on the lacing: get the tension right the first time; it is really hard to go back and re-distribute the lacing thread.

I didn’t get around to Double Herringbone Stitch version 2, but it is simply layered — not interwoven — with the second layer’s stitches placed so the threads hug the first layer’s crossover points. I’ll remember that, because I like these X-ey stitches layered on top of each other so much.

Gail

Stitch of the Week 6: Chevron Stitch

Take a stitch on Tuesday, February 19, 2013   Welcome to week 6 of working through the TAST 2012 list of stitches in 2013!

This week’s stitch is Chevron¬†stitch.¬†Here is the SharonB’s Stitch Dictionary pages with instructions on how to do it.

The only variation of Chevron stitch listed is Half Chevron, and we will see that later on as the TAST weeks roll by. So get creative with Chevron stitch because that’s all there is! Look for inspiration at the two links below.

Here’s what SharonB wrote for TAST 2012 Week 6: Chevron Stitch

Please follow her procedure and put a link to your published Chevron Stitch pictures in the comments of the latest TAST post here. Just click the post title, and scroll down to the comment section!

Then:

Please post the link to your Chevron Stitch photos in THIS comment section if you also wish to share it here. It doesn’t matter when you get it done, because —

If you miss a stitch but then are able to work it later, go ahead and¬†put your link on the¬†matching¬†Stitch of the Week post.¬†¬†Each week, I will round up ALL NEW stitch LINKS entered at this blog, whether they are from the current stitch or a past one.¬†Yours won’t be lost back there on an old Stitch of the Week post! I will put them up Monday (noon-ish PST) in a¬†weekly recap post, about 12 hours before I put up the Stitch of the Week.

Of course, I will be putting my TAST 2012 Re-run stitches right here on this blog, because that’s why I started it in the first place ūüôā

Happy Stitching!

Gail

Stitch of the Week 5: Herringbone Stitch

Take a Stitch on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 ¬† Welcome to week 5! Sorry to be a few hours late — I hope it hasn’t inconvenienced anyone.

This week’s stitch is Herringbone¬†stitch.¬†Here is the SharonB’s Stitch Dictionary pages with instructions on how to do it.

Here are the Herringbone stitch variations listed on that page that arenot future Stitches of the Week. If you like trying out variations, these would be the ones to work because you won’t see them later.¬†(For your convenience, listed here to open in a new window)

Here’s what SharonB wrote for TAST 2012 Week 3: Herringbone Stitch

Please follow her procedure and put a link to your published Herringbone Stitch pictures in the comments of the latest TAST post here. Just click the post title, and scroll down to the comment section!

Please post the link to your Herringbone Stitch photos in THIS comment section if you also wish to share it here. It doesn’t matter when you get it done, because if you are following this blog, you’ll have a¬†bonus benefit…

If you miss a stitch but then are able to work it later, go ahead and put your link on the¬†matching¬†Stitch of the Week post.¬†¬†Each week, I will round up ALL NEW stitch LINKS entered at this blog, whether they are from the current stitch or a past one.¬†Yours won’t be lost back there on an old Stitch of the Week post! I will put them up Monday (noon-ish PST) in a¬†weekly recap post, about 12 hours before I put up the Stitch of the Week.

Of course, I will be putting my TAST 2012 Re-run stitches right here on this blog, because that’s why I started it in the first place ūüôā

Happy Stitching!

Gail