Sunday, 20 July 2014

TAST # 121 Twisted Lattice Band

TAST stands for Take A Stitch Tuesday - read about this stitch study project at Pintangle.

TAST #121 Twisted Lattice Band is based on #120 Double Herringbone Stitch. By lacing the stitches you get a nice braided look.

However, if you work the Herringbone stitches too close, like I have done on the top row, it is hard to lace the stitches. 
I also noticed that a variegated thread (the orange) makes a very uneven appearance.
In the four vertical columns you can see that I started each line with half a stitch in the middle. That made the counting of holes SO much easier.

24 comments:

Bren said...

Your embroidery stitches are always very neat & I especially enjoy your comments concerning them. A good, short teaching lesson for us. Thank you so much

janie krig said...

That stitch is so versatile. Your colors really add a dimension too. Exciting to see how one stitch can come out so different with just a change in spacing or color.

Queeniepatch said...

Thanks, Bren.
The TAST project has taught me how much we can learn from each other's stitching experience.

Queeniepatch said...

You've got a good point there, Janie.
Especially the spacing of the Herringbone stitches can make this TL Band resemble a piece of stretched or relaxed elastic.

crazyQstitcher said...

I like each of your samples Queenie. I haven't begun my stitches 119-121 as I've been completing an embroidery for a friend. I hope to catch up before Tuesday.

I also like hearing your comments on the stitches too.

carorose said...

A great selection of what you can do with this stitch. I have to say I like this one.

margaret said...

these are looking good Queenie and love the colours you are working with

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

Hi Queenie,Herringbone is one of my favourites ! I just love how you've used this stitch, its
amazingly textural....I think thats the attraction ! I am so drawn to these lovely lattice style stitches........Have a good Sunday !
hugs
Chris Richards
xx

Julie Fukuda said...

That look like a fun stitch to play with.

Annet said...

The spacing make the TLB look so different! Maybe you can lace the first row with a very fine (metallic) thread. I still have to stitch this, but I'll wait for less hot weather!

Queeniepatch said...

I hope you found the time to catch up on your stitches. I think these last two took a lot longer than I usually need for TAST.

Queeniepatch said...

When I can get my hands on a piece of AIda, and have no trouble with the spacing I hope to enjoy making something nice with these last two stitches.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you Margaret. Always so nice to hear from you.

Queeniepatch said...

I, too, love the look of the Herringbone, but boy how I struggle to get them even. I will test them on Aida to see how much easier that will be.
The more you lace, knot, twist or double stitch the more of a braid you get, Lovely texture!

Queeniepatch said...

Well, Julie, it looks fun to play with, and the look is nice, but the actual working of the stitch can be most un-enjoyable!

Queeniepatch said...

Yes, spacing is a great tool! Thank you for the tip of using a fine thread; I'll see what I can come up with here.
I hope the weather soon cools down for you.

Elizabeth's quarters said...

I particularly like the left hand column, it reminds me of smocking. What do you do with all your TAST samples (they'd make a wonderful fabric booklet)?

Susan Hook said...

An interesting stitch, the one on the left reminds me of smocking!

Queeniepatch said...

Yes, it does look like smocking, doesn't it?
I am afraid I just store the samplers in a drawer; they are all of various sizes and would not make a good book. One day I will have to put my thinking cap on.

Queeniepatch said...

This stitch can be used in many ways, one of them of course is fake smocking.

Linda Calverley said...

I thought my favourite was the more spaced out one on the right but I'm changing my mind the more I look at them.

Anonymous said...

lovely samples. you are right, starting the stitch in the middle helps in even spacing. I like to read your ideas, experiments, progress of your work. they are very interesting and useful.

Queeniepatch said...

The spaced out one would be good for adding stitches, knots and beads in the gaps.
The tightly worked one on the left is, as many have pointed out, more like smocking.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you for your kind comment, Chitra.
To me TAST is very much a learning experience and I like to blog about my thoughts, troubles and delight for each stitch. Later I can return to that post and see if I have changed my opinion or got used to the stitch.
I just wish I could write more beautiful, organised and neat blog reports; the kind you and Annet do. I will have to learn that, too!!!