Friday, 5 July 2013

TAST #72 Wrapped Coral Stitch

After a week of rest from TAST it was time again to be challenged by a new stitch - #72 Wrapped Coral Stitch.

Look at my first stitches, in yellow, and compare them to the blue and green I made later:
Why do you think they are so wobbly?
The answer is, that I worked them in hand, without a hoop.
I do not always like using a frame or hoop. Some stitches are much easier to manipulate when the fabric is not stretched. That is not the case with the Wrapped Coral Stitch.
Once I had confirmed that and got a rhythm the stitch grew on me and I would say it is one of the most enjoyable TAST stitches I have learned.
So I played around with my Sharon B's cz stencils.
If you want to see what the others think of #72 go to Pintangle. That is also where you should go if you want to buy a set of stencils for yourself.

21 comments:

  1. You polished that one off quickly! I really like the way you used your new stencils to show it off.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's only a SMALL piece! Because I liked it the work went smoothly and quickly.

      Delete
  2. Nice examples! I usually work in hand, but after seeing yours, maybe I should try this stitch again with a hoop.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I, too, work in hand whenever I can, but the fabric kind of screamed out to me: Restrain me! So I had to put it in a straight jacket, ha, ha!
      Do try again, you might like the stitch a lot better if its worked in a hoop.

      Delete
  3. what a great way to use the stencils, mine arrived earlier this week and hope to have some time to start my CQJP block this weekend.The stitch is very effective

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think the stencils are great, They are the perfect size for cq seams and the variety of combinations, well it must be almost endless.

      Delete
  4. That is a gorgeous stitch :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, I love it! It has rhythm and is quite fast once you get started.

      Delete
  5. A nice use of the coral stitch, it does look better on the frame!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, doesn't it? Great fun to do as well.

      Delete
  6. Great sample Queenie!! I have so many stitches to catch up on :(

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This is a great stitch to start catching up with. I LOVE it!

      Delete
  7. Fun to see the difference with and without a hoop. The last 2 rows look almost like Rosette chain stitch. The wrapped coral stitch is a great outline for the paisley.

    ReplyDelete
  8. With all your expertise and experience you must have tried working with and without a hoop and seen how that affects the stitches. For me it was an eye-opener - still so much to learn!
    You are right, #72 looks much like Rosette Chain Stitch. I'll make a test and work them next to each other and compare.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I don't like using a hoop either and I had problems with this stitch although I think it was as much to do with me not doing it correctly as well as it being hoopless. Your sample works well on the curves.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I often work on small scraps of fabric which don't fit in a hoop! The Wrapped Coral Stitch however, was easy peasy to work when stretched so I will have to take a leaf from your book and stitch smaller pieces together and make a 'patchwork' large enough for my hoop. You are right this is a great stitch for curvy lines.
      Happy stitching!

      Delete
  10. Definitely a great looking stitch. I prefer to work without a frame for the most part but sometimes one just has to.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. When you fell you need three hands to do a stitch is the time to take out the hoop! Glad I'm not the only one who need to switch techniques.
      Happy Stitching!

      Delete
  11. Thank you, Queenie for explaining the "Why" - and for commenting the "accidential mouse" -

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for dropping by and adding a comment.


Says Google: European Union laws require you to give European Union visitors information about cookies used on your blog. In many cases, these laws also require you to obtain consent.

As a courtesy, we have added a notice on your blog to explain Google's use of certain Blogger and Google cookies, including use of Google Analytics and AdSense cookies.