TAST Stitch 15: French Knot
This week I added clusters of 3 French knots (made with a strand of pink size 8 perle cotton) beneath a floral seam to dress it up a bit. (You may click on any photo for a larger view.)
In the past, I have used this stitch for all kinds of blocks and embellishments. I really liked the way it turned out as a filler stitch on the camera block I stitched for a friend.
I think my favorite use of the French knot was on the block I embellished for Donna in the Winter/Christmas round robin we were in together. (There are about 6-7 hours of French knots in those little piles of snow!)
TAST Stitch 16: Wheatear Stitch:
This was my first time using the wheatear stitch. It took me a while to figure out how to add it to one of my current projects.
In the end, I decided to use a strand of green size 8 perle cotton to extend the wheatear stitch down the length of a seam. Then, I alternated variegated pink hearts and seed beads to dress it up.
I did use waste canvas so my stitches would be even and I was pleased with how the seam turned out.
TAST stands for Take a Stitch Tuesday. It is a personal stitching challenge offered by Sharon B. on Facebook and on her blog, pintangle.com. You may read more about it here. Last week the French knot was introduced and this week the wheatear stitch was introduced. If you follow the TAST Facebook group, you know there are some incredibly inspiring examples of these stitches being shared. Thank you, Sharon, for offering TAST!
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