Friday, 14 September 2012

TAST2012, Week 37

After last week's break it is time again for a TAST stitch. The Pistil Stitch is a form of French Knot and resembles the pistil of a flower. I have often used it in floral embroideries but though I wanted to do something different.

In last week's summery of the TAST stitches I played with zentangels and made a bird.

Zentangles were such fun for this week's challenge I started scribbling lines on a piece of pink batik. The empty fields were filled with Pistil stitches.

The result is very abstract, not a flower in sight!


19 comments:

  1. Looks like a ball of variegated yarn. :-)

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  2. This is absolutely wonderful. I particularly like the fabric you chose to stitch on. Just beautiful.

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    1. Hi!
      I like the freedom to stitch on ANY fabric and batik is especially embroidery friendly.

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  3. Nice work...Good that I knew what zentangles are. Thanks.

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    1. I learned about zentangles through Pintangle and although I have scribbled during telephone conversations etc I now know how to 'develop' such 'graffiti' and incorporate it in my embroidery. Give it a try; it's great fun!

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  4. For me this is a perfect abstract composition and I really love it. Very inspirational!

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  5. Wonderful colours and the stitching in between the lines are great.

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  6. Lovely stitching and I enjoyed the little zentangle video - didn't know there was a name for what we've all been doing all these years!!

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    1. I guess there is a name for every action under the sun! 'Zen' in zentangle might be from zen meditation as this is a very meditative form of scribbling. Whatever, it is a great form of relaxation and useful for embroidery design!

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  7. Beautiful zentangle stitching.

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  8. WoW! This is so good. What a great idea to highlight one stitch. What a lovely calendar(12 stitches) it would make displayed like this.

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    1. I agree, using only one TAST stitch in each of 12 'scribbles' one would get a beautiful calendar. The Pistil stitch is especially nice as it can be used both as a liniar and detatched stitch. As would chain, fly and bullion...

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  9. Lovely stitches, very neat as always.

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