Tuesday, 27 October 2015

TAST Week Sixteen: Wheatear Stitch

Week sixteen of the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle  is wheatear stitch.   As usual, Sharon has posted a wonderful tutorial on how to work this stitch.


I have added some examples to my sampler using some variegated pearl cotton thread.  I started by working a couple of rows of stitches side by side and then to alter the look on the sampler I also added some individual stitches too.


I haven't worked this stitch much before and I found it took a little while to get into a rhythm with it but, it is a pretty addition to the overall sampler.


The only other example I can show you is from this little Autumn scene that I drew and then stitched.  I used the wheatear stitch to embroider an ear of wheat! 


This little hoop is currently hanging in my hall with some other Autumn decorations.



31 comments:

  1. Hi Christine ,wow I am loving these stitches ,I haven't heard of them before,well done my friend xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! I haven't used this stitch very often myself. That is what I am really enjoying about this challenge... learning new stitches! Christine x

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  2. Wheat ear stitch to create wheat - perfect!!

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    1. Exactly what I thought Mary Anne! Christine x

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  3. Hi Christine, you have been very busy! I like that Glove Stitch, now to see if I can find a tutorial somewhere!
    Barbara xx

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    1. Whoops, I'm on the wrong post, Your TAST sampler looks lovely! Did you have an idea for your layout before you started? Barbara xx

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    2. Thank you Barbara! It is not a difficult stitch. I am sure if you 'google it' you will find a tutorial! As regards the sampler, I didn't have a plan.... I just add the next stitch where I think it will look nice! Christine x

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  4. Fantastic stitches , I love your work .
    Dearest greetings Sandra

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  5. Liebe Chrostine,
    das ist ein schöner Stich. Sieht super aus. Danke für den Link zu dem Tutorial. Da schau ich immer gerne vorbei.
    dein Herbstbild gefällt mir sehr.
    Liebe Grüße
    Monika

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    1. Thank you Monika! It is always nice to learn some new stitches so I am glad you found the link useful! Christine x

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  6. Liebe Christine,
    wunderschön, ich liebe deine Sticheleien sehr!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! Fun to practice different stitches! Christine x

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  7. How on earth have I missed knowing about this stitch!
    Off to practise it this very afternoon lol Love it in variegated thread too and what a great tutorial that is!

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    1. Hello Lyn! It is a very useful stitch and pretty too! Glad the link to the tutorial came in useful! Christine x

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  8. I had never heard of this stitch but must give it a try , it is so pretty and I can see it would be a valuable stitch to know . Your sampler is beautiful ! Also love the little fall stitchery .

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    1. Hi Sheila! It is a very useful stitch and can be made to look very different depending on how long and how angled you make the straight stitches! Christine x

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  9. This looks like a very useful stitch - very good for little flowery scenes.

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    1. Thank you Janet! It is a very useful stitch! Chrissie xx

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  10. Beautiful stitching, as always! I do envy your ability to sketch such fun designs. Your new Autumn decor is fabulous!

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    1. Thank you Renee! I enjoy sketching simple things and they are great to stitch afterwards! Christine x

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  11. I bet your house looks lovely in the fall, with your beautiful creations adorning the walls. :)

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    1. Thank you Linda! I love changing the decorations to coincide with the seasons.... I have lots of quilts to use!! Christine x

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  12. more pretty stitches Christine, I like the thread colour of the wheatear stitch and the sampler is looking lovely.

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    1. Thank you Sheryl! I love stitching with the variegated threads, they make the line of stitches so much more interesting! Christine x

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  13. Pretty stitching! I always enjoy seeing what you're working on, Christine!
    Cathy

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    1. Thank you Cathy! Hope you enjoyed a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  14. Beautiful embroidery, Christine. I love your wheat ear stitches, and the actual wheat ears you used them for in your sweet embroidery. I love using variegated threads too...they look lovely here, very pretty.
    Happy November!
    Helen xox

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    1. Thank you Helen and a happy November to you too! Christine x

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