Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Embroidery: TAST Herringbone

Well here is my Herringbone sampler for week1 of SharonB's Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge.

I have had great fun. Top row is a double herringbone stitch (DMC 5 perle) interlaced with some Twilley's silver crochet thread. The middle was a fishy free font that I found on dafont.com then infilled using a freeform herringbone stitch, and the last row was just a closer stitch over a hand dyed silk ribbon.



I still have loads of ideas to further explore this stitch but I am also eager to get going on week 2 - buttonhole stitch.

I am sure Sharon is delighted by the amount of people who are joining in with this challenge and I would recommend any readers to take a look at all the exciting variations being created either on Sharons blog In A Minute Ago or on the Flickr Take a Stitch Tuesday Group

10 comments:

kay susan said...

Wow? This is amazing. What a super, imaginative way to showcase a stitch!

alicem said...

Mary, thank you for introducing yourself on the Tast flickr site - now I have another blog to look at! This is super and such a good idea. Thanks for the link as well.

Dy said...

Wow. I've just had a cruise through your blog after seeing the link on your TAST Flickr photos. You are a very talented lady, I think I love everything you've ever made!! :-) I particularly like your canvas work and your idea for showcasing herringbone stitch is just brilliant.

MaryB said...

Thank you everyone for such lovely comments, this encouragement means so much to me - cannot wait to get cracking on buttonhole stitch.....

Elizabet said...

Mary, this is amazing!!just wow!

stitchwitched said...

A totally cool idea which worked out perfectly! Thanks for sharing!

neki desu said...

this is stunning. cool idea using the stitch for lettering.and the color play is great

neki desu

Helen in the UK said...

What a great idea - love it :)

ElizabethD said...

your detached chain piece for TAST sent me rushing off to your blog--somehow i missed this amazing herringbone design. your work is gorgeous! thank you so much for describing your methods, too.

Faye Dianne said...

What a wonderful imagination you have for design. You're an inspiration to us all...
cheers - Faye