Saturday, 29 August 2015

Stitch on It 1-7

I mentioned at the end of July that I have decided to take part in Take a Stitch Tuesday from Sharon Boggon's blog. I am still working on my Slow Cloth, but I wanted to take up the challenge to do something more with a stich if you are already good with embroidery.

At the beginning of the year, I put a list of things I would like to try to do this year. Stitching on paper was one of them. I have had a bright yellow and a bright blue handmade set of papers in a container looking at me for some time, so I chopped them up into 3in squares. The first attempt showed me I needed to back it with something, so I also chopped up a bit of old curtain lining. Besides being support, it also helps with the knots or ending and finishing threads.

So, I said I was doing Sharon's TAST. But she had already started. So, I am showing the caught up pieces, too. The colours may not always alternate. This is because I couldn't work out why running stitch and chain stitch weren't first, so I have been doing those, too, this month. and then I discovered they come later. ;-) Which is useful because I can have a bit of time in this coming month for focusing on some of the other things I need to do.

As you can tell, I am not posting every Tuesday, but once a month. Not sure yet if doing it on the last Saturday is going to be the default. But we will see.

So, without further ado.

Stitch on It

Fly Stitch

Buttonhole Stitch

Feather Stitch

Cretan Stitch

Herringbone Stitch

Chevron Stitch

Detached Chain Stitch

Because this is a bit of an experiment about what I can do with free stitching on paper, not everything comes out like a show piece! But that is what sampling is about.

1 comment:

Asha said...

I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing ... I think it is all beautiful - love the texture and the idea of thread on paper.