Sharon Bogon has started her take a stitch tuesday challenge at stitch one again. I don’t think I will take part regularly, with my own challenge on the go ans such, but I have to celebrate this so I post a fly stitch piece I did some time again when I considered re-doing TAST on my own. I’m looking forward to seeing everybody else’s Work.
To see all the older fly stitch postings, click here: fly stitch postings.
One more old TAST stitch: knotted kretan stitch.
Yes, I had an uncreative day. One fine day I’ll need to spend some more time with this stitch.
er another old TAST stitch, butterfly chain. Did you notice how it is basically another twisted chain variant?
At the beginning, I did it wrong, trying to make it a normal chain variant. Then I learned and explored its usefulness for formal bands. During the first few rows I tried it as a regular chain stitch variant.
Then, I tried to do it in a more random way. I was not entirely convinced. But this did get my imagination going. how about doing this as bark of a tree?
The next sample was about as random, only I used wool thread that gives a good coverage for most of the ground stitches. I like this much better, although the first random version is probably better for bark.
Zig zag coral stitch was a TAST stitch some time ago. I just realized I did not post my last sample of it.
My first tryouts of it are here.
It is a wild tangle of stitches with no rhyme or reason, in different yarns. I wanted to see weather I can do something other with it than decorative bands. it does not look too bad, but in the end it is just a wild tangle of threads. Probably I will get back to this stitch one day, but not now. Not all stitches are equally inspiring.
By the way, I’m trying to tidy my blog a bit more, give good tags to things and such. I created a page that links to all my TAST stitches, well, the few I’ve done.
Here comes the next TAST stitch –knotted zigzac corals stitch. Did you notice how this is another twisted chain stitch variant, similar to the last stitch, rope stitch?
It is amazing how a few rather simple stitches and knots form the myriads of different embroidery stitches.
This stitch was completely new to me, but I liked it. It offers a lot of variety for decorative bands. However, I see less possibilities for realistic stitched pictures.