July 23, 2012

TAST: WK 30: Oyster Stitch

The TAST Stitch for the Week of July23 is the Oyster Stitch.
For more information and examples, check here on Sharon B's blog.


  
illustration of oyster stitch used in crazy quilting


Photo Courtesy of Pin Tangle

16 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

The Oyster Stitch looks best worked in a heavier thread, IMHO. Also, relax and work this stitch loosely or you will have a jumbled knotted mess. Ask me how I know!

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Let me have the privilege of asking how you know? Are we going to enjoy the experience or what?

Debra Spincic said...

Let me see if I can find those little shriveled up raisin looking things! They really are pathetic.

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Tell me, will it drive us nuts?

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

The stitch Sharon has used to "hold" her Oysters, what is it please? It looks a very effective seam treatment.

Cy said...

An interesting stitch.
I notice that Sharon's tut shows the last part of the stitch being done on the outside of where the needle goes under the 'top leg', but Mary's video shows that part of the stitch being made INSIDE the loop that goes through the 'top leg'.
Not sure if I explained that properly, but it's clear as mud to me.

Cy said...

On Sarah's tut, she works it the same way as Sharon.

Cy said...

If your mean the pink thread stitch in the photo above - it looks like Up & Down Buttonhole stitch to me. Worked in zigzag on alternate sides.

Debra Spincic said...

That makes sense but it would take me awhile to figure it out. I should make the effort because that is a very pretty seam treatment and I could use it on many of my projects (or my many projects, which ever you prefer to believe!)

Debra Spincic said...

No, not any nuttier than you already are! I'll show them at the weekly reveal.

cq4fun said...

I didn't do all that well on this last time, probably because I need step by step, and not flipping back and forth between two sets of directions. Nevertheless, I'll give it a try again. If I can make it work, it will look good on this block.

cq4fun said...

Oh good, I'll look at Mary's video. There wasn't one last time I tried this, which may have been two years ago, and not last year. Or even three years ago. A while, anyway. =P

Debra Spincic said...

2 parts--twisted chain like we just did with basque then circle around with a lazy daisy. (more or less)

Judy S. said...

The part that I didn't think was real clear was how to get from the twisted chain to the lazy daisy? You slip it under without securing it? Guess I should watch the video!

Judy S. said...

Just watched it, and it's really helpful. Answered both my questions too!

Debra Spincic said...

The trick is to keep the distance between the "leg" of the first part of the stitch wide enough that you can easily get your needle back into that stitch. Also, in Mary's video, by the 3rd petal, she has the needle working as a "place holder" for the circular wrap. That's a perfect idea.
Once you get the hang of it, it's pretty easy. Twisted chain surrounded by lazy daisy.
Susan, it would be very lovely on your blocks. And, the flower idea is a pretty one too.