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:

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

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  2. Very nice. I like the star effect.

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    1. It was Annet of Fat Quarter who showed me.

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

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

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

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  5. I think the versatility of that stitch is very attractive.

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

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  6. Oh I like the dancing version- grab sample Queenie!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    1. This is a stitch to fall in love with!

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