Saturday, 20 October 2012

TAST 2012 - Week 42

Sharon of Pintangle introduced us to the Italian Border Stitch in one of her own projects, a lovely detail on her band sampler. The stitch was then set for TAST Week 42.

I have had a great time using this stitch and I bet a lot of the other participants have enjoyed creating things, too, as I have seen so many stunning results. Click here to see for yourself.

I made a Mandala, a round disk:





Mainly Italian Border stitch, with either one or two wraps in the knot. Some Fly, Running and Straight stitches were also used. The material: Pale blue sheeting for the background, Anchor, Cosmo, Clara Wæver, DMC and Olympic (correction, Olympus) stranded floss, metallic quilting thread and a pinch of seed beads.






17 comments:

  1. love the way you have worked this stitch Queenie, such a variety of colour working together so well, one or two threads you have used I have never come across.

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  2. Good morning, you're up bright and early!
    I guess the threads you have not heard of are Clara Wæver, it's Danish, and Cosmo, which is a Japanese brand. My thread collection is full of 'old' bits and pieces. However, for this Mandala I have used only stranded floss á la DMC.

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    1. Thank you. I REALLY enjoyed making this. A lovely and easy stitch, please try it!

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  4. Another lovely example of your stitching skill and I was amazed to read it is week 42 of TAST - wow, you are nearly finished!! What a library of stitches you have built up for future projects.

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    1. Yes, the TAST year has been very quick and I will be at a loss once it is over, I guess!

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    1. Yes, wasn't this stitch amazingly enjoyable.

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    1. Thank you, every week I get so much inspiration from experienced stitchers like yourself.

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  7. Super design and as usual, so neatly stitched Queenie.

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    1. Thank you, Maureen, I love your kindness and support.

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  8. A wonderful work an worth beeing highlighted! Congrats! I love your works!

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    1. Thanks Claudia, this stitch was a delight to work with, don't you think?

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    1. Thanks! What's tomorrow's stitch I wonder.

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  10. Superb Mandala. Very Nice.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and encouraging me with your comments.

    Shami.
    www.shamiatcraft.blogspot.com

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