Tuesday, September 23, 2014

TAST 09/23/2014 - Lock Stitch

This week, Sharon introduced TAST Stitch #131.  I am a bit behind and finished Stitch 129 this week to share with you.

TAST #129: Lock Stitch

I completed the Lock Stitch using a single strand of size 8 pink perle cotton for the lines, and a strand of size 8 black perle cotton to lock the stitches below.  Then, I turned the row into tiny flowers by adding a French knot to the tip of each pink line, using a strand of size 12 mauve perle cotton.  Lazy daisies (also called detached chain stitches) made with a strand of size 8 green perle cotton created the leaves.

I was truly impressed with all of the wonderful ways the friends I have made through TAST used this stitch.  I encourage you to check out the links in the comments on pintangle.com to see their work!  Just click here to learn the Lock Stitch and to see how others used this versatile stitch.

If you are new to my blog, TAST is Take a Stitch Tuesday, a challenge offered by Sharon Boggon of pintangle.com that provides an opportunity to learn new stitches.  There is no pressure in this challenge and there are no deadlines - other than the ones you set for yourself.  I aim to complete at least one stitch a week.  If you wanted to join, you could aim for 10 stitches a year or a stitch a week.  The choice is yours.  Each week Sharon shares a new stitch.  If she shares two new stitches, the following week will be a break week, to give everyone time to catch up.  To learn more about TAST, you may read the FAQS here.

Thanks for stopping by!
Renee

8 comments:

sharonb said...

I like your row of flowers! Great adaption of the stitch

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Very pretty!

Renee said...

Thank you, Sharon! I had fun putting it together. Thank you for sharing this stitch with your readers!

Annet said...

You turned the lock stitch into a pretty seam!

Renee said...

Thank you! This was a fun stitch to add.

Renee said...

Thank you, Annet! I think it helped to see how everyone else used it first. :)

Queeniepatch said...

What a fantastic way to use the Lock Stitch! You have used the perfect colours, too.

Renee said...

Thank you! This will be part of a strap for a messenger bag I am working on. The colors are primarily pink and black, with some blues, greens and browns.