Wednesday, 14 May 2014

WIPW - Twice Around The Park

How time flies! It is WIPW report time again. You can read all about what this abbreviation stands for at Pintangle.

Kafferepet
I simple worked a new row of TAST #110 Rope Stitch of quilting - 'Twice Around The Park'.

The Swedish Cushion
It is spring and the cushion has three new leaves:
 With antique stranded floss from my mother's stash, I worked this leaf in Surface Satin Stitch.
This is TAST #2 Buttonhole Stitch worked in a curve in light blue and light green and then whipped with reddish pink (although the colours are not true in this picture).
For the third leaf, I have a quizz for you: What TAST stitch is this?



32 comments:

  1. That cushion is taking on more and more meaning. I love the stitches you have included.

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    1. Thank you. Soon an animal might take up residence on the cushion!

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  2. You are so creative! I know what you mean about Wednesday coming around so quickly. I can't identify the stitch. I can't wait to find out what it is!

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    1. Really? Well, I know you are busy with too many projects and might not have done your TAST 'homework' lately? !

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  3. Hi Queenie,
    Around the park is progressing well. rope stitch looks good. The embroidery of the leaves are wonderful. the buttonhole wheel leaves are my favourite. OK, is it Looped cretan stitch? working one over the other is a great idea.
    I am also taking Sharon's Sumptuous surfaces class this year.
    Chitra

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    1. I like the Buttonhole Wheel leaf, too, and have been toying with the idea of making another one where the 'base' of the buttonhole stitch is at the top, if you understand what I am saying.
      In Sharon's SSE class you will learn all about working one stitch over another.

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  4. Lovely ... but naming the stitch? how many names do I have to choose from? Can you remember them all? Probably!

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    1. Up to date you have 113 TAST stitches to choose from! Take your pick, ;).
      There is no way I can remember them all!

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  5. my first thoiught was feathered chain but maybe not. The rope stitch has worked so well as a quilting stitch and the leaf is very pretty. Immaculate buttonhole wheels

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    1. The answer will be revealed in the next WIPW report.
      I am quite pleased with the Buttonhole Wheel leaf.

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  6. Queenie your work is progressing beautifully, I love your leaves but must say that I am baffled by the last leaf ? Could it be a sort of fly stitch.......I've looked from every angle but cannot quite put my finger on it !You are a tease ! We have beautiful sunshine here in the Uk today ! No stitching for me today as I'm looking after my Grandson...bless him Have a lovely day Queenie,
    hugs
    Chris Richards
    xxx

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    1. The answer might be obvious to those following the TAST challenge. Anyway, the anser will be in next week's WIPW report.
      Won't your fingers itch if they can't touch needle and thread in a whole day? If so, you'd better teach your grandson to stitch!

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  7. The rope stitch is lovely as a quilting stitch on the Kafferepet. As for all the leaves, the variety and texture you achieve continues to amaze and impress me.

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    1. The Rope stitch is a fast one and so simple I can actually watch the TV while stitching.
      It was a bit of a challenge to select suitable TAST stitches for the leaves.

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  8. I copied your third leaf idea on my feathered chain stitch sampler.

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    1. I saw it on your blog, and it is looking good.
      In SSE embroidery using various weights of thread is encouraged and I think the leaf would have been even better worked in two different types of thread.

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  9. Plenty going on there, Queenie, well done!

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    1. Thank you. You, too, have made good progress. Please borrow Queen Elizabeth's shawl and keep warm in bed.

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  10. Your project is progressing well, how fabulous to have some thread to use from your mums stash it is making this piece so special
    Jackie x

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    1. You are right about the thread carrying lots of memories of Mum, but I also noticed that the thread is beginning to deteriorate - still I hope it will last for some time.

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  11. Nice work! You are so talented!

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    1. Thank you, Angela. I get a lot of inspiration from my online friends, and you are always one of the first to test the new TAST stitches. That is good for all of us others who are a bit slower,

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  12. Such pretty leaves! I think the last one is looped Cretan stitch.

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    1. With your extensive knowledge of embroidery stitches you don't need to 'think', you will 'know' which stitch it is. The answer will be posted next week.

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  13. I love the way you used the rope stitch. It looks lovely there in blue! And the leaves on your cushions are fabulous. I love how diverse they all are.

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  14. Thank you, Renee.
    I always wanted to try EMBROIDERY stitches for quilting, and the Rope stitch works well in ordinary hand quilting thread.
    The leaves were fun to make.

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  15. I love the leaves, the way that you have used different shades of colour works perfect.

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    1. Thank you, Susan.
      This cushion will be a riot of colours!!!

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  16. The leaves are sprouting well! I also think the mystery stitch could be two rows of looped cretan stitch.

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    1. The leaves have all the growth power of spring!
      Sharon must be proud of everyone's stitch knowledge...

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    2. Your rope stitchmakes nice quilting. Is your last leaf embroidered with the looped cretan stitch?

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    3. Quilting with EMBROIDERY stitches takes a bit longer but the Rope stitch is still fast.
      The answer to the quiz is nest WIPW report!

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