Tuesday, November 18, 2014

TAST 11/18/2014

This week, I completed two TAST stitches.  (TAST stands for Take A Stitch Tuesday, which is a stitcher's challenge offered by Sharon B. at pintangle.com. To learn more, please check out the FAQ page by clicking HERE.)

TAST #12: Barred Chain Stitch
I used the Barred Chain Stitch to create a row of stems using size 5 green perle cotton.  Detached chain stitched "flowers" were added with size 8 pink perle cotton. This is a seam I can see myself using again and again!

TAST #16: Wheatear Stitch
Sharon showed some beautiful uses for the Wheatear Stitch.  Here, I made a very simple seam using size 12 black perle cotton.  It is a stitch I would like to play around with more; although, I am very slow with this stitch.

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Queeniepatch said...

I haven't used the Barred Chain stitch for ages! and really love the way you have turned it into a charming row of flowers.

Mii Stitch said...

Wow, the barred chain stitch looks fab! Love the idea of making this little flower edge, it looks lovely!

Renee said...

Thank you, Queenie! I used the Alternating Barred Chain Stitch once, and liked that, but I just love the way the Barred Chain Stitch turned out here. It is a fun one!

Renee said...

Thank you! It was surprisingly easy to stitch. (I did use some waste canvas to keep my chains even.) I love how cheerful it turned out.

Annet said...

I never used barred chain on CQ, you turned them in pretty flowers!

Renee said...

Thank you! I really enjoyed this one!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Great idea to turn the barred chain into flowers and it was nice to be reminded about the wheatear stitch. Might be able to use that one in my current project.