Friday, 29 March 2013

TAST #59 Breton Stitch

It is Easter week and I have been working on the Breton Stitch which is one of the Herringbone Stitch family. It is also the #59 TAST stitch.

First I put some rows on my sampler.

As I worked I found the stitch has a twiggy, branchy, twisty look about it so made a Crown of Thorn by weaving the various threads in and out of each row:
I used Perle 8 in brown, smooth silk in beige and the wonderful blue/green variegated silky thread from De Haviland. The drops of blod were made with a Japanese thread of Egyptian cotton used for sewing kimono slips.

10 comments:

Claudia said...

The crown is a great idea, Queenie nad you made a wonderful choice of threads. I also own some silky threads from De Haviland.

margaret said...

your crown of thorns has worked so well Queenie, so appropiate for Good Friday.
Have a joyous Easter

carorose said...

Both the sampler and the crown are beautiful.

Annet said...

Your crown of thorns is very pretty. Breton stitch is a great stitch for stacked embroidery. I still have to start playing with this stitch.

Julie Fukuda said...

It is one thing to practice those stitches in a orderly row and a fine art to use them in a creative way. You are so creative!

latha said...

Fantastic idea!!! Crown of thorns look wonderful!!!!

Pamela said...

Nice examples!

www.recreation.blogspot.com said...

Crown of thorns looks wonderful .yes it has twiggy effect.and woven chain stitch is looking so attractive in different colours.

Susan Hook said...

The crown is a lovely idea it makes good use of the stitches!

Anneliese said...

How could I miss your crown of thorns up to now - I see I am to much occupied with DH s house of renovation