Tuesday, May 01, 2007

TAST Progress - 3 Different Stitches

I've had these stitches in my flickr account for a week or so and am finally getting around to posting about them.

Here we have 3 types of Up and Down Buttnhole stitch (I am nothing if not behind on this challenge!):

Up and Down Buttonhole - 1
Using #5 perle cotton.

Up and Down Buttonhole - 3
Using Caron's Impressions cotton thread and #8 (I think) perle cotton.

Up and Down Buttonhole - 2
Using Soie de Alger silk thread. This one would be great for grass.

NEXT... Bonnet Stitch!

Bonnet Stitch
Using #5 Perle cotton.

And last but not least, Knotted Cretan Stitch:
Knotted Cretan Stitch
Using #8 perle cotton.

I like all these stitches, but I think I will use the Up and Down Buttonhole the most with Knotted Cretan a close second. I like the Bonnet stitch, too; however, I'm not sure I will use it much. I need to experiment with it a bit more to see what I can do with it.

There's not enough time to do everything I want to do! Gah!


Rian said...

Gosh Marty, those are all lovely stitches! I especially like that random grassy one. Unexpected.

Allison Ann Aller said...

The grassy one is my fave, too.
What excellent photographs, I must add!

Susan said...

Your stitching is so neat and even. I love the up and down grass!

Charlene said...

Very nice stitching. I like the Knotted Cretan! Would make a great fence.

Possibilities, Etc. said...

Hi Marty - I just took my first look at your beautiful blog. will do it regularly now. Granddaughters are, indeed, wonderful to teach. My own daughters are able, but not interested, whereas my Madeline is a clone of her Granny with the passion for art needlework - and has the ability. It must skip a generation, as I learned from my grandmothers. JAH

takinanap said...

thanks for the great photos. the buttonhole stitch is one of my favorites, and you have added some good ideas for me.

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JK said...

Beautiful stitching hon, I really like that first one. I started the TAST, but got ill and could not continue. Looking forward to seeing more of your work

sharonb said...

Marty I was tagged to reveal 7 things about me and the second part of the meme is to tag a further 7 people so I thought of you – hope you don't mind and of course if you don't feel like responding you don't have to – its just an internet game which if you don't see as fun or if you don't have time it's OK

Allison Ann Aller said...

Ha Ha, Marty, I tagged you too! Guess you will just have to do this!