I am not doing the stitches in any particular order. For the most part, if I see a current stitch that fits a project I am working on, I will learn (or practice) that stitch and share it with you here. At the end of this post, I will list the stitches I have completed so far. The links take you to the directions on Sharon Boggon's blog. To see my other TAST stitches, click on the TAST label at the end of this post, or on the menu to the right.
Note: for a larger view, click on any image.
|TAST #1: Fly Stitch|
|TAST #106: Looped Cretan Stitch|
Stitches 106 and 107 were introduced last week. As soon as I saw the Looped Cretan Stitch, I knew I wanted to add it to my Winter/Christmas block. It fit in so well after adding some beads and another stitch (as you will soon see.) I still need some practice on evenly spacing the stitches...
The stitch is worked with white size 12 perle cotton.
I thought the beaded version of this stitch would look nice on my April CQJP 2014 block. (To learn more about the Crazy Quilt Journal Project (CQJP) and see lots of pretty eye candy, CLICK HERE.)
|TAST #107: Beaded Looped Cretan Stitch|
To be honest, after I finished, I was not sure I made the best combination of beads and threads for this stitch (as seen in the picture on the right.) However, after I added my final stitch to the combination, I LOVED the results. (Wait, did I really just admit I doubted this stitch combo? I could have had you all believing I knew how great it would look all along. I share my hubby's opinion that this seam ended up looking, "Really cool!")
Oops! I started adding yellow beads before I remembered to take a picture of the basic stitch.
This stitch is worked with a strand of yellow size 8 perle cotton and TOHO blue size 11/0 seed beads.
I needed this stitch to complete my plans for the seam I embellished with the Looped Cretan Stitch, pictured above; so, I thought I would add it to my TAST stitches.
I frequently refer to the Detached Chain Stitch as a Lazy Daisy, as that is its label in some of my embroidery books. It is one of the stitches I find myself using again and again. Just look at how it transformed these seams and you may understand why. It is a simple stitch and it is very versatile.
By adding a white seed bead and two Detached Chain Stitches to the triangles created with the Looped Cretan Stitch, I created angels on a seam on my Winter/Christmas block. (My apologies for the photo, the lighting this evening was not the best.)
And, by adding a yellow seed bead and 5 Detached Chain Stitches with a single strand of EdMar Lola #034 rayon floss, I created flowers at the top of each yellow triangle formed with the Beaded Looped Cretan Stitch.
Like I said, this nifty stitch can really transform a seam!
I just LOVE how cheerful this seam turned out.
#1: Fly Stitch
#7: Detached Chain Stitch
# 95: Linked Chain Stitch
# 96: Beaded Link Chain Stitch
#97: Shell Chain Stitch
#98: Beaded Shell Chain Stitch
#103: Beaded Butterfly Chain Stitch
#104: Buttonholed Cable Chain
#106: Looped Cretan Stitch
#107: Beaded Looped Cretan Stitch
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out what I have been up to!
Have a wonderful week!