Friday, 29 June 2012

TAST2012 Week 26

Sharon's TAST stitch for this week is the Palestrina Stitch. It is also known as Tied Coral Stitch, Old English Knot Stitch, Double Knot Stitch, Smyrna Stitch, and I wouldn't be surprised if there are other names as well!

Anyway, it is a fun and easy stitch and VERY BEAUTIFUL.

 It took me some time to find a nice design but I finally let me be inspired by Swedish folk costume. In a book (Hemmets Handarbets Lexikon, Band 4) I was attracted to a photograph of a hat for the ladies of the district of Gagnef, Dalarna, in Northern Sweden.

It has an inner hat of starched lace and an outer cap of printed calico. One part of the calico print features a beautiful leaf and that leaf is what I have tried to interpret here with Palestrina  and Satin stitches. Instead of embroidering the dots I made a little dent in my pearl stash and added a row of pearls of various sizes.





20 comments:

  1. what a brilliant leaf love the pearls.

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  2. Queenie it is very Beautiful!!

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  3. a beautiful paisley leaf, colours and stitching perfect

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  4. Your work is beautiful so neat and designed very expert like. And I love your little stitched face (emblem)

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  5. Thank you for your kind comments. It took me some time to think up a design. Once I thought of that folk costume pattern everything fell into place and it was so enjoyable to stitch.

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  6. Queenie, your stitches are so beautiful and even and I like the colours. When I read Dalarna a horse came in my mind. But I do not know the exact connection. Thank you for your comments I always appreciate your words, they mean a lot to me! Happy Stitching! Claudia

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments. Blogging and comments are so important to encourage stitching.
      About Dalarna, yes, you are right the Horse is very important. You can read more on this link: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalapferd

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  7. Wonderful!!!!! The stitches are neat and perfect. Love all your works.

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  8. That is a lovely design and I love those graduated pearls. Beautiful.

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  9. Beautiful, Queenie! Well done. Love the beaded touch.

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  10. Carolyn has taken the words from my mouth.
    Congratulations again for being Highlighted. Well deserved.

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  11. Thank you all for your very kind words. The Palestrina was so enjoyable to work with; if only all stitches were like this. Now what is in stall for us today? I'll have to head over to Pintangle and see what Sharon has posted.
    Have a lovely stitchy day!

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  12. Absolutely beautifully stitched and the fabric is very lovely. This was another new stitch for me that I thoroughly enjoyed learning and stitching. Learning SO much from the TAST challenges!

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  13. Wow, this is so beautiful! What a lovely design and the addition of the pearls makes it elegant. I'm inspired!

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  14. oh, and this one is so beautiful!!!! love your works!!
    hugs,
    Masha

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