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Stitch of the Week 10: Running Stitch

Take a Stitch on Tuesday, March 19, 2013   Welcome to week 10!

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

Here are the running stitch variations that are not 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 10: Running Stitch. You can read her instructions and see inspiring examples there.

Please follow her procedure and put a link to your published Running Stitch and their variations 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 Running Stitch photos in THIS comment section if you also wish to share it here. I post a recap every Monday morning listing every stitch sample linked in for 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 🙂

Happy Stitching!

Gail

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My Herringbone Stitch Sample

Pintangle visitors: be sure to see my 17 Chain-stitch Garden 🙂Herringbone 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 🙂

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 😦 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 🙂

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 🙂

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

My Fly Stitch samples

Fly Stitch samples

Fly Stitch has so many possibilities!

Fly Stitch, alternating up and down, with French knots. Lots of visual action.

Fly Stitch, alternating up and down, with French knots. Lots of visual action.

Threaded Fly Stitch: (L half) first pass (R half) both directions complete. All threading is done under Fly Stitch strands.

Threaded Fly Stitch: (L half) first pass (R half) both directions complete. All threading is done under Fly Stitch strands.

Closed Fly stitch -- foliage potential; rib lines could be fun to play with

Closed Fly stitch — foliage potential; rib lines could be fun to play with.

Reversed Fly Stitch -- one layer going one direction, another layer on top going the other.

Reversed Fly Stitch — one layer going one direction, another layer worked over top going the other direction.

Plaited Fly Stitch -- overlapping the arms.

Plaited Fly Stitch — overlapping the arms. I have an issue with even spacing obviously.

Some artsy shots 😉

Closed Fly Stitch, my favorite.

Closed Fly Stitch, my favorite.

Reversed Fly Stitch -- layers and dimension!

Reversed Fly Stitch — layers and dimension!

Plaited Fly Stitch

Plaited Fly Stitch

I certainly feel I know this stitch better even though I did it last year.

I need more variety of threads! Still haven’t done my shopping.

Gail

Stitch of the Week 1: Fly Stitch

*crack!* That’s the starting gun for our TAST marathon! Let the fun begin!

Here is the SharonB’s Stitch Dictionary page with instructions for Fly Stitch. Last year I thought this was a good stitch with which to begin, and I still do!

Here are all the fly stitch variations listed on that page (for your convenience, listed here to open in a new window)

Here’s what she wrote for TAST 2012 Week 1: Fly Stitch

Edited in: Stitch inspiration! Brought to my attention by Kathleen, holly and evergreens from Mary Corbett’s Needle n’ Thread website  http://www.needlenthread.com/2012/12/stitch-play-embroidered-greenery.html  &  http://www.needlenthread.com/2012/12/stitch-play-simple-greenery-part-2.html Also the featured stitchers from 2012 at PinTangle http://pintangle.com/2012/01/08/tast-week-1-highlights

You may also post your link to your Fly Stitch pictures in THIS comment section, no matter when you get it done… AND…

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, you can choose to put your link on the matching Stitch of the Week post (as well as the TAST comments, link above).  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 the 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 🙂

Happy Stitching!

Gail