Sunday, 16 February 2014

TAST #99 Eastern Stitch

As soon as I saw Sharon's 'Detail 643 on the For the Love of Stitching Band Sampler' and the smart stitch that was featured there I knew I wanted to learn it. My request was granted, my dream came true - TAST #99 is called the Eastern Stitch, and it is SO beautiful.
It is a joy to stitch, and as it can be used in a number of arrangements it is a highly versatile stitch.
It makes a great border and filling stitch as well as a smart individual stitch. Annet, who has some tempting suggestions, said it remined her of  a  Chinese character, and I think it is excellent as a little star or a bow or a ribbon. Or a dancing stick figure!
Do you want to learn how to make it? Get needle and thread ready and head over to Pintangle.

22 comments:

margaret said...

it does look good Queenie, this will be appearing on my crazy blocks soon!

carorose said...

Very nice. I like the star effect.

Pamela said...

This stitch looks very fun. I think they look like dancing stars.

Queeniepatch said...

It is fun to make, too.!

Queeniepatch said...

It was Annet of Fat Quarter who showed me.

Queeniepatch said...

Yes, perfect for cq!

Annet said...

O yes, your Eastern stitches are dancing! Thanks for linking to my old stitches.

Julie Fukuda said...

I think the versatility of that stitch is very attractive.

Queeniepatch said...

Your old stitches - as well as the new versions - are a great source of inspiration and should be seen by all TAST members!

Queeniepatch said...

It is a lovely stitch as it can sit on its own as well as make a row or fill in an area.

sharonb said...

Oh I like the dancing version- grab sample Queenie!

Queeniepatch said...

Thanks Miss,
Some stitches you just fall in love with, and this is one of those!

Elizabeth's quarters said...

I can see why you love this stitch. I think it would look great repeated within a circle to create a flower or wheel.

Susan Hook said...

This is an interesting stitch and I do think it kooks like a chinese character!

Queeniepatch said...

I have some birthday cards to make and was thinking along your lines - creating a flower with the Eastern Stitch.

Queeniepatch said...

It does, doesn't it? Pity I can't find it in my dictionary, though!

Lis Harwood said...

What a lively stitch.

Anonymous said...

beautiful samples.

Queeniepatch said...

Yes, it could be a lively stitch with lots of movement.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you, Chitra. I hope you have found some time and peace of mind for stitching. Thinking of you.

Anneliese said...

The eastern stitch is looking to me also like Japanese letters. You made beautiful photos.

Queeniepatch said...

This is a stitch to fall in love with!