Ain't I quick? I've already filled my sampler with two rows of the TAST #82 stitch, Spanish Feather Stitch!
This stitch is not new to me, I've tried it several times before and always disliked it strongly. Once I even wrote in the margin of my '100 Embroidery Stitches', a small booklet published by Coats Craft UK with Anchor Embroidery Stitches.
My scribble says: 'Fäster ej i tyget', meaning 'doesn't grab the fabric'. Well, of course it doesn't, as this part of the stitch is not taken to the back of the fabric!!! Silly me!
I guess what I wanted to say was that the thread did not lay flat on the surface but slid along the next stitch. I think even at one time I had to couch down some of the unruly 'corners'.
This time I had no such problem. Why not, I asked myself, and think it is because I have used Pearl #8 which has a good twist and behaves better than what I might have used on previous occassions.
Thank you Sharon for making me try the Spanish Feather Stitch again, mastering it and now liking it a lot!
For more of Sharon's TAST stitches, go to Pintangle.