Wednesday, January 27, 2016

TAST 2016 Stitches 25 and 26

Well... there is still an hour left of Wednesday here and I am going to pretend it is Tuesday to share my TAST post.

TAST Stitch 25: Twisted Chain Stitch or Rope Stitch

This is a fun stitch to create vines with! I used size 8 pearl cotton and love the texture. 

It is my understanding that you work the twisted chain stitch tightly to create the rope stitch. That was my goal here. 

I would love to share a more exciting picture, but this is just a sneak peek as this particular project will be a secret for a couple of months. I am sure the rope stitch will be popping up again soon on other crazy quilt blocks, though!

TAST Stitch 26: Arrow or Arrowhead Stitch

I used the arrow stitch to tack down a ribbon with size 12 pearl cotton. Stitching through the little eyelets on this ribbon made spacing my stitches easy work. 

Then, I opted go back through once more, creating a laced up look. It is an easy stitch that I look forward to playing around with more in the future.

TAST stands for Take a Stitch Tuesday. It is a personal stitching challenge offered by Sharon B. on Facebook and on her blog, You may read more about it hereIf you follow the TAST Facebook group, you know there are some incredibly inspiring examples of these stitches being shared. Anyone may join at any time during the challenge. Thank you, Sharon, for offering TAST!

Thank you for stopping by!


Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Cool idea for stitching the ribbon down, or a cool idea to use the ribbon as a guide for the stitching. That old which came first question. Looks great!
xx. Carol

Mary Ann said...

I have the perfect place to put that rope stitch. Thank you for reminding me about it just at the right moment:)

Christine Barnsley said...

Beautiful examples of both stitches Renee! I particularly like the way you have couched down the ribbon with the arrowhead stitch! Great idea! Have a lovely day! Christine x

Katie said...

Oh I love both of them! Great job.

sharonb said...

Nice work Renee- on both. Arrow stitch is great with the ribbon -

KimM said...

This is fascinating. I love the look of texture.

crazyQstitcher said...

Neat stitching Renee. Both examples are good.

Anonymous said...

The arrow is probably something I do more than anything except feather. It's so handy for embellishing so many ways! I love your twisted rope. I'm going to have to investigate that on February's block, maybe. Thanks for sharing such good pics. I notice your Red Hearts girl is almost at a quarter finished!

Renee said...

Thank you, Sharon!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

These are both great stitches and I have to admit to a great degree of curiosity as to what the secret project might be. I hope you're going to be able to share when the time comes.