Saturday, 27 April 2013

TAST #63 Scrawl Stitch, er ... pardon me, Scroll Stitch

Time for TAST stitch #63. It is called Scroll Stitch but as soon as I saw it I thought it looked like handwriting and just had to have some Stitch Fun.

Here is a Scrawl Stitch letter, made up of Scroll Stitch and a few straight stitches and a handful of French Knots:

My 'handwriting' is so bad I can't even read it myself. Can you?'

I also thought this would make a good Sumptuous Surface Embroidery piece. There is a lot of structure and the stitches go in all directions, have different tension and angles. A variety of threads were used.

Oh, I like the freedom of Freeform embroidery!
Finally I added a few stitches to my sampler. With better tension they would be worthy of the name Scroll Stitch; these are a bit too scrawly!
If you want to learn how to do this stitch properly, find out more about TAST, or take part in this fantastic stitch project, or see how other participants have interpreted the stitch, then head over to Pintangle.
Happy Stitching!


  1. such a different way to show off your scroll stitch but sorry Queenie I can not read it either!
    Also done a great job on your other two examples

  2. You're right, it is a perfect unreadable handwriting stitch ;)

  3. I didn't like scroll stitch on my sample but I think it looks terrific as handwriting - even though I can't read it.

  4. It is very easy to understand your letter! It is a love letter! Congratulations for 1 more great work. :)

  5. Goodness, it could be a letter from my hand and of course I can read it. The content is very dear and has to be answered at once..... so ,,,,!

  6. Love your scrawl stitch letter! Your much better stitching scroll stitch, I couldn't get the hang of it!

  7. Great letter queenie !! content is very well understandable and the handwriting so neat and perfect! WELL DONE.

  8. I love the handwriting, it is such a different idea, well done for creating it!

  9. Thanks, Queenie, for this interesting post! It perfectly shows the different uses of the stitch. Great idea to use Scroll stitch for handwriting - looks like mine :-)!

  10. The handwriting is so imaginative and very effective! The freeform reminds me of waves.

  11. The handwriting is so imaginative and effective! The freeform reminds me of waves.


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