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:

margaret said...

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.

Queeniepatch said...

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.

City Krafters said...

Well done very neat as always.

Lis said...

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.

Marjolein said...

Very nice!

Annet said...

Gorgeous and very neat!

crazyQstitcher said...

Super design and as usual, so neatly stitched Queenie.

Claudia said...

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

Kathy said...

So colorful and beautiful!

Queeniepatch said...

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

Queeniepatch said...

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

Queeniepatch said...

Yes, wasn't this stitch amazingly enjoyable.

Queeniepatch said...

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

Queeniepatch said...

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

Queeniepatch said...

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

Queeniepatch said...

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

isseelan said...

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

Shami.
www.shamiatcraft.blogspot.com