October 13, 2012

Debra: TAST: Knotted Loop Stitch


Looped Stitch--not quite sure on this if I achieved the knotted look as required but I liked what I did and can see this as a good, fast stitch for any block.

 
Herringbone & Chevron combo

 
Hedeebo edge trim with plastic bows

This month's block is blue violet & I am using some pinks as the accent color.  I'm trying to work ahead because the Houston quilt show is the end of the month and I'll be very busy with friends and quilts.  I can hardly wait! 

18 comments:

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Those colours are to die for. Like how you've meandered knotted loop stitch, think this may be a useful one to learn as I'm presently stitching in a totally different way. HET with those little bows looks really pretty, but your her/chev/detached chain is awarded first prize, love the colours, thread, embellishments, batik - fabulous.

Suztats said...

Ooooh! Nice! I especially like the herringbone/chevron seam treatment. Love the fabrics and the threads!

Debra Spincic said...

I got halfway through the herringbone/chevron and totally messed up the button sequence. Since I had stitched them on with one continuous thread, I decided to leave them. I was distracted by some TV show! Oh well, in the big scheme, who cares?

Purple . . . . wouldn't you know it!

Debra Spincic said...

Thanks, that herringbone/chevron is one of my favorite Stash Go To combinations!

ladyhawthorne said...

Love how you used those little plastic bows! Nice going! And the herringbone/chevron combo is really beautiful.
Knotted loop is really an odd bird and I'm not sure I'm doing very much with it on my piece. Yours looks great though.

Debra Spincic said...

I thought you might recognize those bows!!

I had to look up a few different sources for the knotted loop. I could not make heads or tails out of Sharon's directions. I ended up with looped stitch directions so not sure if I actually knotted or (k)not. I may give it another try.

The hedebo takes some practice, for sure.

cq4fun said...

Both of your stitches look great! Love the bows on the hedebo. Herringbone is my second favorite stitch and your seam looks wonderful.

Debra Spincic said...

Can't have enough herringbone, IMHO!

Judy S. said...

Oh good, I thought it was just me not being able to figure out those directions! Did you find a do-able site for it? Love your other seams...the colors, too!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

That was a bit tricky to follow the instructions for knotted loop, but I think I finally got it. I was looking for a video tutorial on it but could not find one :-( I rather enjoy the stitch now.

You know I love these colors Debra! Beautiful stitching.

Debra Spincic said...

Do you have that little Coats and Clark's paper pocket guide of 100 Stitches? It is in there and also in The Encyclopedia of Embroidery Stitches published by American School of Needlework. I use both of those books alot.

Debra Spincic said...

Thanks Connie!

Deborah McLaughlin said...

I like the herringbone too. Love those colors.

Cy said...

Love that batik. Your block colours are a favourite with many of us this month.
Great stitching Debra.
That hebedo stitch takes a bit of embellishment a long way, and I love the bow addition.
The Herr/Chev combo seam is lovely. Beautiful threads too. If you had not mentioned (in your reply to Carole above) that you messed up the button sequence, I wouldn't have gone looking to see what was wrong, lol. It looked perfectly ok to me on my first look at it haha. Glaringly obvious to you probably, but not to 'innocent onlookers' like me......
Great work on the knotted loop stitch.

Debra Spincic said...

Thanks!!

Debra Spincic said...

I know, I broke my first rule of stitching: never mention the mistakes.

Thanks for your lovely comments, Cy!

CarolynnS said...

So Debra--do you iron or steam or press your blocks/stitches before you take your pictures? Because the threads always seem to just lay on the fabric perfectly! No tugs and pulls, no little oddities of stitching!! Just perfect!
If you do iron/press/steam, what method do you use? How do you keep from crushing your stitches?

Debra Spincic said...

Thanks! No, I haven't done anything to these blocks. I just stitch & photograph.

I think hand embroidery is all about the touch. Once you get a nice rhythm going and know your own personal touch, then it is easy going.