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:

margaret said...

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

Queeniepatch said...

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

Annet said...

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!

Lins Artyblobs said...

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.

carorose said...

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.

viji said...

wow pretty idea of using this stich
viji

Queeniepatch said...

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

Queeniepatch said...

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!

Queeniepatch said...

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.

Queeniepatch said...

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

Claudia said...

What a wonderful use of the stitch!

Isabelle said...

what a funy idea !

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you.

Queeniepatch said...

Thanks! Time has stopped at 2.55!