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:

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

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

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  3. Both the sampler and the crown are beautiful.

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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!

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

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

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

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

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