|Week 17 - Wheatear Stitch|
This is the first time since I started TAST 2012 that I have not heard of the chosen stitch!
Sharon at Pintangle says it consists of two straight stitches worked on the diagonal with a chain looped through the base.
I knew I would be really busy this coming week - so I made sure I took the time to complete the stitch and the stitch from the week before. Now I can relax and enjoy the wonderful creations that all the others will create with this stitch - wonder when I will get as creative as them??
Monday, April 23, 2012
|Week 16 - French Knot Stitch|
Sharon had us do the French Knot stitch as the challenge for the week. I have not only heard of this stitch, but I have also used it many times! I am working on Redwork Snow People and lots of french knots are included.
I was using pink floss and all I could think of to illustrate this stitch was "pink eye" - I'm not a great drawer - sorry!
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Saturday, April 7, 2012
|Week 14 - Satin Stitch|
I worked it with 3 strands - not my usual 2 as I do not have any thicker yarns. I will definitely have to stock up next time I am in a shop. I know my cloth had holes too large for doing a proper satin stitch, but practice was good - so I stitched the flower (sorry the picture is not straight) on some cotton I had so I could know that I could do the stitch properly (just do not look too closely as I need lots more practice to get the edges straight). My aunt is turning 91 this month - will make it into a card for her.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
|Week 13 - Challenge 1|
I used the chain, detached chain, couching, fly, barred, running and whipped wheel, I also added some french knots. I plan to make it into a birthday card for my sister this month.
I had taken a Painting-Quilting 2-day workshop with Heather Lair in February 2012. During this time we painted white cotton with acrylic paints, then freestyle rotary cut and created a 'fun, fantasy' wall hanging. Then did free motion quilting all over. It measures 14" x 17". I finally got around to painting the sashing & finishing the wall hanging this week. The pieces of glass that I attached to the bottom were gathered on the shores of our lake last summer.