Wednesday, 14 October 2015

TAST Week Fourteen: Stem Stitch

Week fourteen of the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle  is the stem stitch.  In Sharon's post about this stitch she shares a great tutorial how to work the stitch and what differences can be achieved by changing the length of the individual stitches.



On my sampler, I chose to work my line of stem stitch using a variegated cotton embroidery floss.  I like the effect that the colour changes in the thread gives to the look of the line of stitches.




Stem stitch is a very useful and versatile stitch and I really like using it.  If you remember, I used it to neaten up the shapes of my first attempt at needle turn applique.  I think it really helped cover up the wobbly edges.



It was also used to create some of the flower stems in the same embroidery too.



This week, I have been working to finish off my second embroidery project from the Gail Pan workshop I attended in September and, it is coming along quite nicely.



By coincidence, a lot of the stitching I have left to work will be stem stitch as all the outside borders of the boxes are worked in stem stitch!!

18 comments:

  1. The Gail Pan stitchery is looking great. I have my kit now but am delaying gratification - its going to be my Christmas present to myself at this rate lol x

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    1. Thank you Lynda! It is a lovely design and I am looking forward to putting the folder together! Christine x

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  2. Liebe Christine,
    Du hast so viele schöne Dinge geschafft! Der Blumenkorb ist zauberhaft
    Liebe Grüße
    Valomea

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    1. Thank you Valomea! The flower basket is a lovely Gail Pan design! Christine x

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  3. Hi Christine. Your sampler is looking great. I love that Gail Pan stitchery. Hugs, Christine xx

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    1. Thank you Christine! It is fun adding the weekly stitches! I just love Gail's designs and I'm looking forward to getting this one finished! Christine x

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  4. Looks like your sampler will be perfect for practicing stem stitch (not that you need any practice!!).

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! It is fun adding the stitches to the sampler each week! Christine x

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    1. Thank you! It is a great stitch! Christine x

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  6. Hi Christine i am really enjoying seeing the new stitches you are learnuing and i love your Gail Pan projects xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! It is always nice to learn something new! I love all of Gail's designs... I find them hard to resist!! Christine x

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  7. Liebe Christine,
    wow, was warst du wieder fleißig, deine Sticheleien gefallen mir alle sehr sehr gut!!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! I am enjoying the TAST Challenge and I love the Gail Pan projects! Christine x

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  8. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/190417890472328852/

    This made me think of you and your stitching sampler :) Lots of lovely stitching in your neck of the woods. Janita

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    1. Thank you Janita! That is a pretty embroidery! I love it! Christine x

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  9. Very nice! Your work is lovely.

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    1. Thank you Pamela! That is very kind of you! Christine x

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