Saturday, 2 February 2013

TAST #50 Inverted Feather stitch

The TAST stitch this week was the Inverted Feather stitch. See and read more on Pintangle.

It was a new stitch to me, and I found it a bit difficult to keep the tension even. I started out making a rectangular frame, then saw that the stitch had a 'Roman Numeral' look about it (IX or XI). Adding a clock face and some hands was then the obvious choice! The result, a very wonky clock!





14 comments:

  1. like you Queenie I was not inspired with this stitch. I works as a border but maybe I have no imagination but have not come up with any other ideas for it. A clock was a great idea

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    1. I have seen some others do fantastic things with this stitch, so they probably liked the stitch better than we did.

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  2. I like this border! I've been playing with this stitch today and hope to continue tomorrow. It's a very time consuming stitch and a thread eater!

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    1. A thread eater indeed! The perfect stitch if you want to get rid of odd bits and ends in a free form embroidery.

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  3. I wasn't struck on this one either and also had problems with tension so I did a very small sample. But you are right Queenie, it does have a Roman Numeral look about it and I like your wonky clock.

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    1. If it is difficult to keep the tension of a stitch and make it look even, then it is perfect for free form, wonky embroidery. I noticed, as did Annet that it is using a lot of thread so a mix of various odds and ends would be good. All stitches have SOMETHING good!

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  4. I am one of those who 'liked' this stich but it took a few goes at trying it with different threads, spacing and tensions before I could say this.

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    1. It seems that this was a new stitch to many, so more or less all of us are beginners and maybe felt a bit intimidated. As you know, with practise, things will eventually go smoothly.

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  5. wow pretty idea of using this stich
    viji

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    1. Well, it is very simple and plain compared to the elaborate and beautiful craft you make!

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  6. What a wonderful use of the stitch!

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