TAST Week 5 - Herringbone Stitch
I managed to catch up with Week 5 TAST that I didn't get done last week.
Here is the unstitched hand dyed evenweave linen panel that is for February's stitches.
The working area is 9 inches square and will eventually be put in a journal book along with the other 'pages' of stitches. There could be any number of different stitches on each panel. It all depends on how much time I have for stitching and whether I experiment a lot or a little with the various stitches.
The Basic Herringbone stitch worked in stranded cotton floss.
Rows of Overlapping Herringbone
An experiment with curved edges
This next one was meant to be Long and Short Herringbone stitch, but I think I ruined it slightly by trying to do it on a curve. I probably should have at least drawn a guide line for the curve and spacing first, but I hardly ever plan ahead.
Now this next one is actually called Ladder Herringbone, but I think it is very like a 'laced' Cretan stitch.
I really should not have used three different colour threads in my needle at the same time as it is difficult to see the stitch. Sorry about that.
And here is a Closed Herringbone stitch.
Started off a wee bit uneven on the left for a couple of centimetres, but then once I got the hang of 'what-happens-where' things got neater.
And to experiment some more with the Closed Herringbone stitch .....
(I like the solid look of this stitch)
I wondered what effect a variegated thread would have with this stitch.
I rather like the result. Only problem was that it uses up a LOT of thread, but sometimes it is necessary to use quantity just to get the right look to a project.
I shall definitely be using this textured stitch in my CQJP.
So here is my Journal Page so far with all my TAST week 5 stitches.
TAST Week 6 - Chevron Stitch
A nicely productive week for me so far.
Didn't get too many Chevron stitch samples done, but I shall add some more to my journal page at a later date when I get some time to experiment some more.
Double row of Chevron stitch in two heights
Raised Chevron Stitch
And all together on my journal page they look like this
CQJP February Block
Here is my "NAKED" block for February's Crazy Quilt Journal Project
(please excuse bits of loose thread I forgot to remove before taking photo)
And just a little bit of stitching completed so far this week.
I am so looking forward to more stitching on this block. I have some lovely beads eagerly waiting to be auditioned. And that butterfly in the middle patch is begging for embellishment.
I welcome your thoughts and suggestions on any of the above projects.