February 5, 2012

Angela: TAST Herringbone Stitch

Here's my journal page for the Herringbone stitch.  I liked this stitch once I got my spacing figured.  Very like cross stitch.
As you can see January 31, 1930 is when Scotch tape was invented by the 3M engineer Richard Drew.  Where would we be without Scotch tape?  I don't think I could count all the rolls I've probably used in my lifetime.  And who doesn't love a little plaid?
Check out my blog for the whole story on how Scotch tape got its name.

18 comments:

Deborah McLaughlin said...

You are so clever to come up with these ideas every week. What are you going to do with these wonderful pieces?

Debra Spincic said...

This journal is turning out to be a slice of Americana! I love the scotch tape dispenser. You rock (paper, scissors, tape!)

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

This collection of stitches is so creative and will certainly be a one-of-a-kind. The way you created the plaid is very clever! Did you use two strands of floss in two different colors in areas? Or did you go over areas twice?

jenclair said...

:) Good one, Debra!

jenclair said...

This is really a Wow! piece. A little Andy Warhol in taking inspiration from every day items. Scotch tape holds our society together!

Mary-Frances Main said...

I adore these stitches as fill stitches - funny when you do crazy quilting (or at least I do) you tend to just see them as a straight line!

Deborah McLaughlin said...

I agree with you - Angela's pieces have been real eye openers.

Judy S. said...

Amazing work, Angela! At first glance, I thought you appliqued this one and was wondering whether you were going to add the stitch! Fooled me, you did! You must have done 10,000 of 'em. Love the plaid!
I always look forward to your post and each one of your creations.

ladyhawthorne said...

They are going to be made into a cloth journal--I'll do a tutorial when I get to that point. It's all an experiment!

ladyhawthorne said...

LOLOLOLOL!

ladyhawthorne said...

I mixed one strand red with one strand black, no time to do it twice.

ladyhawthorne said...

Oh my word, I'm sure there's not that many as I only worked on it for 4 evenings.

ladyhawthorne said...

I'm so glad you are enjoying them, I am too.

Suztats said...

This is so creative! I love your tape dispenser, and the history you include.

Susan said...

Oh, my gosh! That is so tiny stitching, and so wonderful a piece. I love every single one of these you are doing!

Barbara C said...

Brilliant! Stitching plaid looks challenging, but, as usual, your subject matter and execution are both wonderful.

Jane said...

Wow ... how do you come up with these cool ideas? I really had to look at this close to see how you engineered it. Thanks for sharing the idea of mixing thread. I'm also looking forward to your book construction tute as well. The mind is a curious thing as far as facts and trivia, you are really creative combining it all together. Bet you're great at Jeopardy too Angela, LOL.

Peacock said...

Very clever to mix the colors in your needle! Very effective!