Saturday, 3 November 2012

TAST2012 - Week 44

It's November 3rd, it's cold and it's Culture Day in Japan, a Bank Holiday. 
I started the day with a cup of coffee and settled down to do some adjustments to my blog. Colder weather, so a cooler shade to the background.

This week, we TAST members have been working on Needlewoven Picots. I was only familiar with the Open Base Picots, which are easy and fun to make. 
Sharon, though, introduced us to the Closed Base variety. This was a bit trickier as the three threads in the 'warp' are closer together and I found it a challenge to weave under the correct thread.

This stitch is excellent for making leaves and flower petals. The longer you make them, the more they twist, and make for example, perfect Sansiberia leaves. Check out Peggy Kimble's flower pots. Claudia's daffodils or a tempting decoration for the tree worked by Isabelle and her talented daughter Pauline.

Other things can also be illustrated with this stitch, like Luiz Vaz's tongue, Crazypatch's owl, Lucy Landy's elephant or Latha's sails. For stitch combinations, no one can beat what Chitra has on offer. Fancy learning how to make a flowering cactus? Look at Marjolein's tutorial. Then Margaret taught me Needlewoven Picots are part of Casalguidi embroidery, as shown in her bags. I learn so much every week!

As you can see this is a most versatile stitch. Then Debbie of Debbie's Doings wrote about the 'corn on the cob' appearance.

So that got ME working, on a cob:



I also made a pair of Japanese straw sandals:



Finally I enjoyed making a bushy mass of 'leaves', some are topped with a bead:


All in all, a most enjoyable week of learning! Thank you Sharon for the instructions, and all participants for the inspiration. I get so much joy out of TAST!

23 comments:

  1. All three samples are wonderful...though my 1stpick is the corn...I just had a corn on cob other day , but never thought of using this stitch for the same. Brilliant idea!!!! Keep up the good work.

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  2. Oh Queenie you make your blog so interesting, a variety of needlewoven picots from you, sweet corn looks so realistic, too cold for the sandals at the moment!and the bushy mat of leaves so so colourful.Like you a cold morning, 34degrees in the temperature at the moment.

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  3. WOW, Queenie, all your exercises are wonderful. The corn, the sandals and the mat of leaves are all so great ideas! I always try to learn from you. You did a great job publishing all the links. Thank you so much!

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  4. Fabulous stitches your super with your needle.
    Well done.

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  5. Just stunning work,so realistic .
    Tricia

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  6. What a great selection of others take on the stitch. Love your interpretations thank you for sharing.

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  7. Love the cob and the sandals are so sweet. It must have taken an age to do all those leaves!

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  8. This is really amazing.
    The cob is so genuine, so are the slippers. And then the bushes, wow, wow and another wow.

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  9. So many great idea's here! The corn and sandals, so original. Love the picots with the beads.

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  10. great ideas for woven picots..all are beautiful and my vote for corn!!

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  11. Wonderful ideas. I love your mass of leaves. Like the beads on top of the picots.

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  12. They are all just delightful. I can't pick which one I like best because they are all wonderful. (I'm falling behind because of work commitments.)

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  13. The cob works so well in this stitch! Lovely work.

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  14. The corn is a sensation. How cute it that?

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  15. I love the corn. As I was working this I kept thinking of corn !

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  16. Your work is beautiful - and what a great imagination. I can't choose a favourite as all your interpretations are so good.

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  17. Terrific variations of this stitch and wonderfully creative!

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  18. Love, love, love the corn!

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  19. Merci Queenie pour le lien vers mon blog. J'ai adoré moi aussi travailler avec ce point et les visites des autres participantes ( et participant) m'apprend beaucoup chaque semaine.
    J'aime bien vos réalisations également;

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  20. Everyone has said it for me Queenie. Your examples are fascinating and fabulous. I love them all.
    Thanks for the links to more eyecandy, which I enjoyed.

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  21. I love the sandals and especially the cob. in few stitches you have made it so realistic ! (sorry for my poor english)

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  22. Wow! Such amazing work from the corn to geta, awesome!

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  23. that corn looks good enough to eat and those sandals are wonderful~! the flower that you made looks to me like something one might find growing in the ocean. fantastic~!

    :-)
    libbyQ

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