Friday, February 09, 2007

Embroidery: TAST Eyelet


Week 6 of the TAST challenge I decided to do a freestyle (as per usual) Eyelet stitch.

I started by painting the fabric with light diagonal strokes in yellow, using Koh-I-Noor Brilliant Waterbased Dyes (as described in Week 2 Buttonhole)

The main threads are Anchor Perle, and I did not plan this but went with the flow.

Below you will see that I did some digital drawing in Excel for Algerian Eye stitch which could be a useful tool for times when you do not have any canvas or want to plan ahead.

I started with a row of full stitch, then gradually went down the page reducing stitches. Now I have a basic sample I could rearrange them into a design.
(Click on picture to see better view)

Anyone reading this who does not know what TAST is then you can read about it here on Sharon B's In a Minute Ago blog or see the links on the right hand side to Flickr and to the Webring. Join in and enjoy!

4 comments:

Virginia said...

Mary,
Your stitches have a extraordinary effect on that fabric! I have not tried yet that type of stitch but it seems to be fan!

Helen in the UK said...

Love your sample. Great colours :)

neki desu said...

what a pretty sample, really like it!
i was wondering if you could do a tutorial on how to use excel to make matrixes for embroidery. if you have the time i think it would be greatly appreciated by the community.

neki desu

MaryB said...

Neki, I am giving it some thought as it may be too complicated for the absolute beginner. I will draft a starter and post it and see what the response is.