Monday, 18 August 2014

TAST #125 - Beaded Herringbone Stitch

Here is a nice stitch, the Beaded Herringbone, TAST stitch #125. Go to Pintangle to learn!

At first I had difficulty to place the right amount of beads on the leg of the Herringbone, and as you can see I have placed the second leg of the stitch either after the last bead (second row) or between two of the beads (third row), as it should be according to Sharon's instructions.

I have also played around and made a few variations.
Great fun to play with beads again.

21 comments:

  1. I always enjoy using beads, nice stitches!

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    1. We now have such a good collection of beaded TAST stitches I will have to start making a special beaded sampler! I am sure there will be plenty more stitches to come.

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  2. Nice stitches, Queenie. The second row from the bottom looks the same is my beaded herringbone stitch. I cheated and didn't use Sharon's tutorial but my bead embroidery book!

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    1. I have only a limited selection of beads with me and those big, colourless beads in the top and second from bottom rows are special. The hole is not in the centre but to one side, kind of drop shaped but rounded. They take up so much space I thought they would look OK at the cross of the Herringbone.

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  3. Oh Queenie, how well you have done ! I think Herringbone is my absolute favourite and you have done it justice here.........I adore Cretan too....fascinating stitches with so much variety
    You do inspire, thank you !
    hugs
    Chris Richards
    xx

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    1. I have lots of beads at home, and very few with me here, so I am limited to what I can do. However, I thought this version of Herringbone was especially fun to work with. As for Cretan, I just LOVE them!

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    2. Your beaded herringbone stitches are gorgeous for sure.

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  4. I rarely use beading in any of my stitching and have certainly never tried beads with the herringbone stitch. Your variations are very well done and inspirational.

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    1. Sharon of Pintangle has shown us that so many of the TAST stitches can be done with beads that I believe ANY stitch can be beaded! A great way for using up all the beads in the bead stash I inherited.

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  5. So many variations. I think I like the small beads best.

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    1. I agree, I just wish I had more of them here!

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  6. a good variety here Queenie, I rather like the one with just one bead on, well I like them all but that is the one that really caught my eye I do not use beads much in my stitchery except on the crazy blocks should use them more as I do seem to have plenty!

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    1. I liked the single bead one, too. Beads kind of 'belong' to crazy quilting and they always add sheen and glamour to any embroidery. If you have plenty of beads here is a good way of biting into that stash!

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    1. Thanks! We've just been given two new stitches, one of them is a beaded one.

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  8. Your different variations of this stitch are great as are those colourless beads. I did a sample of this stitch but you've got me thinking about trying some other variations.

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  9. It is an easy stitch to change and play with alterations. Have fun!

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  10. Your beading looks great! How is your summer going? Vacation was good for me to get some needlework done without feeling guilty about it. I am finally getting back to blog visiting. Miss you!

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    1. Thank you. I am now planning to use the beaded stitches we have learned in some kind of project - they are too hard to add to a cushion.
      Summer has been great, but it is now so cold at night you need a muffler to go out. Quilting and stitching should always be free of guilt but I know how good it is to do it in a relaxed way while on holiday.
      Miss you, too!

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  11. I love your color choices and the variations with the beaded herringbone!

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    1. Those coloured beads are so small I had to force the thread through the eye of a thin needle to work, but it was worth it. Without them the sampler would have been very dull indeed.

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