I've got behind with my TAST samples so I made an effort this past week to catch up. I've gone back to my original way of using white or cream threads on a white or cream background. Some of the stitches are new to me so I thought I would use this challenge to make a reference library of all the stitches we do. I'll find some way of putting them all together, perhaps like a book.
I finally managed to work out how to do the OYSTER stitch after a lot of unpicking.
I combined the Woven Wheel Stitch and Basque Stitch in to one sample. I enjoyed doing the 'wheels' so I can see myself using that again in the future.
Butterfly Chain Stitch is very easy to do. I used 2 thickness's of thread in white and cream which I think gave it a more textural feel.
I used the Crossed Buttonhole Stitch to couch a thick thread on to the fabric and then stitched in white a pattern around it.
When I have time I'll go back over some of the stitches I'd like to experiment more with.
Some ideas stew for quite a while! - (Above: Detail of *In Box CCLXXXIII*. Click on any image in this blog post to enlarge.) Many people know that my entire "In Box" series was inspired by...
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