Monday, 5 May 2014

TAST #110 - Rope Stitch

 This was a stitch I had been waiting for! I needed a new version of a linear stitch suitable for stems, curves or filled in work. That is just what TAST #110 Rope Stitch is. It is easy to make and quick, a real winner!

I tried it out on Aida first.

On my sampler,  I worked two lines in black and white. After that I drew a set of curves with Sharon's Crazy Quilt stencils and use variegated perle 8 to fill in the lines.
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25 comments:

margaret said...

how well this stitch works on curves, another one to use on my crazy work and love that variegated perle, what make is it please. think I need some!!

Julie Fukuda said...

It looks almost like an outline stitch, Is there a foundation stitch underneath?

Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

Hi Queenie, truly this is a great stitch ! I shall remember this one for scrolling tendrils......
especially when I'm doing ' Crewel work ' ! Used as a framework in needlepoint would also look amazing ! Thanks Queenie for reminding me of this stitch........Its Bank holiday here in the UK and it is a glorious morning full of sunshine and birdsong.......Hope your day is great too !
hugs
Chris Richards
xx

Juno said...

What great samples and what stunning threads. :)

Séverine said...

Your samples are beautiful. I must try this stitch soon.

Queeniepatch said...

Yes, great for cq curves.
The rainbow coloured one is Stef Francis Perle 5 cotton (No P5 - 49) and the blue is a DMC 4022.

Queeniepatch said...

No there is no foundation stitch, and yes, it is a kind of Outline stitch but based on the Twisted Chain stitch. Easy-peasy to stitch!

Queeniepatch said...

The Rope stitch is a delight to work with, so easy to do and results in a beautiful thick line.
We could do with some of your weather, the sky is grey and dull today. We were shaken up this morning by a violent tremor. Luckily no damage to house or people in my family, but a reminder of how shaky the ground is here in Japan.
Enjoy your sunshine and birdsong!

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you, and yes, the rainbow coloured Stef Francis thread is fabulous!

Queeniepatch said...

Do try it; I am sure you will love it!

Annet said...

Yes, this stitch is perfect for curves. Love the rainbow colours!

Queeniepatch said...

I am now using the Rope stitch for quilting! It works well on curves.

Kippy SoMature said...

yes - the rope stitch is the answer to something I have been seeking as well :) I will use it in CQ blocks - Japan does indeed rock and roll, very thankful you are all well!

Queeniepatch said...

We all need different stitches, for lines, for flowers, for fill ins, for structure.
Thank you for your kind thoughts.

carorose said...

I love your threads. I worked this stitch before in 2010 TAST I think. I had big problems with it back then. Got it all wrong.

Elizabeth's quarters said...

Thanks for pointing me towards this stitch, I can see plenty of uses for this one!

Susan Hook said...

This is a good stitch, I have used it many times for flower stems!

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Looks like a great stitch and one I just have to try. Looks like it will be super for vines and stems.

Queeniepatch said...

It IS a super stitch. Do try it out.

Queeniepatch said...

It is so nice to DO as well, I like the movements!

Queeniepatch said...

It can be a bit tricky to get even if you use it for a filling stitch but the result will be great. As a 'free' stitch it is very 'organic' and will grow like weed!

Queeniepatch said...

Once I got the hang of the movement it was easy-peasy and I just love it. If you want a really even rope like look you need to pay attention to spacing but it kind of grows by itself, very meditative!

Linda Calverley said...

I almost used this stitch today but changed my mind but now seeing your samples I will try it soon.

crazyQstitcher said...

Wonderful samples Queenie. they offer encouragement to all, to try.

Queeniepatch said...

I love the Rope stitch and have used it a lot lately in quilting!