September 17, 2012

TAST: WK 38: Drizzle Stitch



The TAST Stitch for the Week of Sept 17 is the Drizzle Stitch.

For more information, check here on Sharon B's blog.

Mary Corbett's Video Instructions are here.     Sharon's Instructions are here.
 
 

Instructions from the website Brazilian Embroidery Stitches:

 Drizzle Stitch Use a milliners needle or darner for easier threading.
This is a version of the cast-on buttonhole stitch. The difference is that it is only attached at one end.

Come up through the fabric with your needle and thread.

Unthread the needle. Place your fabric over a pincushion and insert the needle near the thread and into the pincushion. The needle eye will be up at the top.

Make the desired number of cast-on loops over the eye of the needle. These can be plain, up-down, loose or any variation of the cast-on stitch you would like to use. The plain cast-on will create a spiraling drizzle. The up-down cast-on will make a firm drizzle that does not spiral.

Thread the needle and take the tail of the thread back through the loops and fabric. Pull only as tight as you want it; then knot the thread.

 Drizzle S...

21 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

Carol, is this another of your special requests?

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

I don't think I should answer your question on the grounds that it might incriminate me! It looks a lovely little stitch though, and seems to stand proud of the fabric. At this moment in time not a clue where it's going on my block.

Debra Spincic said...

I was hoping for a quick stitch to work tonight while Wes is out for the evening. I like the cast on stitch so maybe I will like this one too. It's new to me.

Cy said...

I did a little bit with this one while working on my Rock Pool project. I haven't time at the moment to start another rock Pool, but I'd sure like to give this stitch a good trial with a variety of threads. It's the sort of stitch that really appeals to me as I love adding texture to my work, as you probably already know, lol. I'll shut up now and get back to the grindstone.

Debra Spincic said...

My nose is sore from keeping it to the grindstone all day.

I expect Suz to come here and tell us she loves this stitch too. I have you girls figured out.

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Have just been looking at Mary's video and she says it adds texture to the centre of flowers and "whatever", but doesn't actually expand on "whatever"! So, its good for the centre of flowers and???

Suztats said...

It's like tatting, so of course I love this stitch!!
(couldn't disappoint you, now, could I, Debra? lol)

Debra Spincic said...

ha!, it didn't take you long to get here!!

Debra Spincic said...

I'm sure she meant, When you get frustrated with the stitch, you exclaim, "Whatever!" and throw your needle across the room.

It's akin to catching a kid doing something wrong and when asked he says, "Nothing!"

Maybe we better stick to flower centers!! Ha! ha!

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Better begin sewing flowers for these centres then, but am afraid they may look like bugs.

Suztats said...

;-D

Suztats said...

Maybe they'd work for seaweed, and grasses, and I'm picturing 3 together for bunny ears, or for hair in dimensional embroidery, or fur, especially long ones. Streamers,strings, dangly bits, too. How about the sun with raised rays, or even fireworks!

Debra Spincic said...

Then they can match your fireworks! Oh, ha! ha!

(and just imagine, all this humor is free!)

Debra Spincic said...

It may be time for me to try a ribbon flower with a drizzle center. I know, very original.

Cy said...

Embroidered Whatever = butterfly antennae, puppy-dog-tails, a swishing cat tail, catkins hanging off an embroidered branch, the wattle (or cockscomb) of a cockerel, vine tendrils, a bushy beard, a Mohawk hair-do, coral reef life, a worm peeping out of the earth, a caterpillar on the edge of a leaf, fillings for hanging baskets, multi-uses for flower effects, drop-earrings, Victorian lamp-shade frills, petticoat frills, fluffy sheep, ..... zzzzzz

desertskyquilts said...

Okay, ladies, have at it. Call me lazy, if you want, but that's just way more work than I want to do for any stitch. =)

Debra Spincic said...

Well even if you are not going to do the stitch, do some stitch!

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

It seems like I'll be sewing Cast-on-Stitch, but standing up instead of sitting down!

Debra Spincic said...

I'll have the drizzle stitch for the monthly reveal but not this week. Promise.

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

You're having a very creative week, or is it two, perhaps three, I've lost count of quilts and wallhangings. So many beautiful and creative pieces at your studio I'm sure a little drizzle stitch can wait. Monthly reveal, well if we're talking next week then we've only had 3 TAST stitches and I've loads of blank spaces/seams, but suppose everything would be kept on track.

Debra Spincic said...

Having the catchup week this month really threw us off--it would be better to have those catchup weeks during months that have 5 Tuesdays. So, you are right, Carol, next week is the monthly reveal. I've added more stitching to my block but just not the drizzle stitch. Thankfully, my machine embroidery this month took up a fair amount of surface space.