This week the TAST stitch, Raised Herringbone Band, was perfect to work onto my sampler band. Instead of making a project or thread play I simply made three different combinations with this: a slightly curly woollen thread in orange, a variegated blue-green perle cotton #5 and a purple loosely woven rayon ribbon with silver from Art Fibre Endo, a tread maker in Kyoto.
Which do you like best?
Aida is not such a good choice for Satin stitch and there is too much white fabric showing through in the middle row with perle, I think.
To learn about TAST, take part if you want to, and it is great fun, and to see what other wonderful things have been created with this stitch, head over to Pintangle.
By the way, this is what I bought from the AFE stand at the Quilt show:
They really do have a lot of eye candy thread!