Saturday, 10 May 2014

TAST #111 - Zig-zag Coral Stitch

The Zig-zag Coral Stitch, TAST #111, is  based on Twisted Chain Stitch and easy to do. It looks great, too, so you get a lot of style for very little effort.
As there is not much thread on the back, this stitch is not a 'thread eater', which is good news if you want to use an expensive thread.

On Aida it looks like this:

On the sampler like this:
If you want to have a go at it yourself, head over to Pintangle.

20 comments:

  1. Beautiful samples - as always!

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  2. Those stiches look great on both base fabrics. You are zooming along and I am playing catch-up.

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    1. I wonder if we will get two new stitches on Tuesday - I wanted to have these done just in case.

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  3. very nice Queenie, what count fabric is it you are using on the sampler one.

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    1. I think the technical term is 16 count monocanvas. Some stitches slip at the points where the threads of the canvas intersect. It was a bad choice, but the holes are so large I can see to count!

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  4. Your samples are very neat and quite clear. I love the colours.

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    1. Are you sure you like the dull colours? Your own work is so vibrant!

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  5. Yet another stitch to add to my repertoire..........I just need to remember these stitches,
    memory isn't what it used to be ! Thank you Queenie, have a great week end !
    hugs
    Chris Richards
    xx

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    1. I think this is a great stitch in combination with others for a crazy quilt seam. Someone used it to fasten ric-rac and it looked really smart.

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  6. I tried this one the other day although I've not done Tast 104-110 yet. Yours certainly looks a lot neater on aida and evenweave than mine.

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    1. This zig-zag stitch has the potential to change looks - either neat, stiff, geometric and perfect for a border, or it can grow wild and become a vine that entangles other stitches, takes any direction and size.
      I would classify this as a great and useful stitch.
      Have fun!

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  7. Looks great, in all the sizes and colours.

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    1. Easy and fasst to stitch, and not using up a lot of thread, will make this stitch a winner! Try it!

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  8. Lovely stitches, Queenie. I'm still playing catch-up, but that means I can be inspired by you!

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    1. I am afraid my simple stitches don't offer much of inspiration, but they can be used in lots of ways.

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  9. You are an inspiration to those of us who have got behind.

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    1. It's very kind of you to say so, but I just wish I had done a bit more with the stitch than work my sampler.

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