Tuesday, April 15, 2014

TAST 4/15/14

TAST Stitches 108: Rice Stitch and 109: Square Boss Stitch
Wow!  It is Tuesday again.  How time flies!  This week, Sharon Boggon introduced two stitches for TAST (Take A Stitch Tuesday.)

I must say, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the texture these stitches provide!  And, when my hubby walked in the room and peeked over my shoulder, he declared, "That's really cool!"  So, I know he was not humoring me. ;)

To see the directions for each stitch, just click on the name of the stitch. The links at the bottom of the page will take you to directions for other TAST stitches I have tried.

TAST Stitch #108: Rice Stitch

TAST Stitch #108: Rice Stitch
I used a single strand of Anchor size 8 perle cotton in pink and in black on Aida cloth.  I chose these colors, as I hope to add a variation of this stitch to the messenger bag I was working on (as soon as I have time to focus on that project for myself once again.)  This shows 2 rows of the stitch.

TAST Stitch #108: Rice Stitch
Here, I tried the stitch with only the pink size 8 perle cotton.  (I purchased the perle cotton with an assortment of other goodies from crazyquiltingsupplies.com.  I look forward to sharing more of those treasures with you in the near future! Please note, I am not affiliated with the shop.)
TAST Stitch #108: Rice Stitch - variation
I thought this was the first variation Sharon shared, but I oopsed.  Her variation uses a slightly larger X so the stitches on the edges (seen in black here) would not touch. However, I like this variation, so it was a good oops. Again, this is 2 rows.

TAST Stitch #108: Rice Stitch - variation
This is the second variation Sharon shared for this stitch.  This shows 2 rows of the stitch.  I like it with the pink and black and with just the pink.  

TAST Stitch #109: Square Boss Stitch

TAST Stitch #109 - Square Boss Stitch
The Square Boss uses a larger X.  I have not played around with it as much.  I did like the affect, and think I would love it with a single color.

Thank you for stopping by!  I encourage you to visit Pintangle.com to see how others have used these two stitches!  Just CLICK HERE and follow the links left in the comments.  

And, if you are thinking about learning some embroidery stitches, jump on in and try out a TAST stitch of your own.  There are no rules as to the order of stitches you try and you can set your own pace.

I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday!

Hugs,
Renee

TAST stitches I have shared (click on the name to see Sharon's directions.)
#1: Fly Stitch - To see my example, Click Here
#7: Detached Chain Stitch - To see my example, Click Here
# 95: Linked Chain Stitch - To see my example, Click Here
# 96: Beaded Link Chain Stitch - To see my example, Click Here
#97: Shell Chain Stitch - To see my example, Click Here
#98: Beaded Shell Chain Stitch - To see my example, Click Here
#103: Beaded Butterfly Chain Stitch - To see my example, Click Here
#104: Buttonholed Cable Chain - To see my example, Click Here
#106: Looped Cretan Stitch - To see my example, Click Here
#107: Beaded Looped Cretan Stitch - To see my example, Click Here
#108: Rice Stitch - My examples are pictured above.
#109: Square Boss Stitch - My examples are pictured above.

12 comments:

sharonb said...

These are great samples I am so pleased you tried them and like them

Renee said...

They are fantastic stitches! Thank you for sharing them.

littleorphanskein said...

These stitches add a lot of depth. I think they will end up being used in a future project on my end. :)

Must...stop...thinking...of...new...projects. I have too many to finish (just added three more to my list yesterday. lol)

Annet said...

Love your samples! It's always nice to make 'mistakes', it gave you a lovely variation. Nice colourcombo.

jizee6687 said...

beautiful samples.

Renee said...

I look forward to seeing that project! :)

If you figure out a way to stop thinking of new projects - please fill me in on the secret! I told the hubby this morning that he has NO idea how much will power it has taken me not to add a few more things to my list - lol!

Renee said...

Thank you! I just loved the stitches you shared - particularly the little house.

Renee said...

Thank you! I love the colors you used with yours. The pinks and greens are lovely.

Queeniepatch said...

Oh, what a lot of variations you can get from these stitches. The play with colour is like trick art.

Renee said...

I could not agree more! I cannot wait until I have time to play with these stitches to find more variations.

jizee6687 said...

Wonderful samples, I tried your oopsed version on my blog, I have given your link too.
thank you,
Chitra

Renee said...

Thank you! Your work is lovely!