Saturday, 10 August 2013

TAST #76 Vandyke Stitch

It's TAST time again, we've reached #76, the Vandyke Stitch, which is new to me. Go to Pintangle to learn how to do it and take part of the TASTfun.
Oh, what a delightful stitch! It has flow, structure, curves well and can become 'organic' and plant like or stay stiff as a poker. If I have anything to complain about it is that it is hungry and eats thread!

While sitting on a park bench in one of London's lovely gardens my needle just went on and on stitching. You see the colours of the border. They will give you a hint to where the pictures in the textile quiz were taken!


15 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful stitch, it is nice that you can relax with your stitching in the park. Good luck at the show and I hope that you are able to find Margaret!

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    1. Yes, I fell in love with this stitch, there is such a nice flow to it. London has many wonderful pockets and the parks and gardens are often delightful.
      Yes, I met Margaret, and what a wonderful person! I also met her lovely friend so it was indeed a great day!

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  2. Very Very beautiful Queenie. I am far behind in TAST. Try to catch it up.

    www.shamiatcraft.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Shami.
      I think Sharon is going to give us a break soon and then you will be able to catch up.

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  3. such a lovely sampler! Vandyke stitch is so much fun to play with! I hope to share my Vandyke stitch sampler soon.

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    1. I took to this stitch instantly, easy and nice rhythm. Looking forward to your TAST2013 Vandyke sampler.

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  4. So criptic!
    Vandye stitch is one of my favourities. In a thick thread it makes a great spine. Love your rendition.

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    1. You, if anyone, should be able to guess what the colours stand for.
      This stitch would make a nice backbone of a fish.

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  5. A very interesting stich . How many more stiches are there 76 so far ?

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    1. Yes, we have learned 76 stitches since the TAST started in January last year. I think Sharon said she has about 200 stitches to share so hopefully this project will go on and on and on...

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  6. What great ideas! Again, you are very creative!

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    1. Thank you , Pamela. Now we have a new stitch. Have you already completed your task? You are always so quick.

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  7. Beautiful sampler Queenie!!!I am far behind and still has to do six samples :( Will be posting all in one design. Busy with something or other nowadays, but still find time to go through blogs and appreciate all good works.

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    1. From time to time we can not keep up with TAST, blogging, and all the other things we used to do. Then it is good to just take a break and come back when there is time. I am looking forward to you all in one design, but take your time.

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  8. Lovely piece. I love effect of the variegated thread.

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