Wednesday, 23 March 2016

TAST Week Thirty-four: Oyster Stitch

This week's new stitch for the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle is stitch thirty-four, Oyster stitch. I had never heard of this stitch before and, at first glance at the tutorial about it, I thought it was going to be a difficult stitch to learn. However, it is a member of the chain stitch family (which I love) and it didn't take me long to get to grips with it.




Some of the photographs of examples of this stitch were beautiful and I particularly liked the flowers that Sharon had created, so I thought I would create my own flower using the stitch. I chose one of the smaller boxes on my sampler and drew a small circle in the middle of the box.  I then added oyster stitches in a ring around the circle.  I finished off the flower by filling the centre with yellow colonial knots. (Now that I have seen the closer photographs I think I may need to add a couple more knots!!)



The oyster stitches were stitched using two strands of variegated cotton embroidery floss. The colonial knots were stitched using two strands of yellow cotton embroidery floss and the perimeter of the box was stitched using two strands of blue cotton embroidery floss and the stem stitch.


I think this is my favourite stitch to date and it will definitely be making an appearance in a future project!

20 comments:

  1. Liebe Christine,
    wunderschön sieht dein Mustertuch schon aus, es ist eine wirklich sehr schöne Idee so alle Stiche festzuhalten.
    Dein neuer Stich sieht zauberhaft aus.

    Allerliebste Grüße
    Uta

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    1. Thank you Uta! I really enjoyed this particular stitch... it is nice to try new stitches! Christine x

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  2. Vielen lieben Dank, das du uns die wunderschönen Sticheleien zeigst. so eine schöne Idee
    Liebe Grüße und eine schöne Osterzeit Marika

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    1. Thank you Marika! It is a fun project. Happy Easter to you too! Christine x

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  3. This looks really great! It is fun to see all these stitches you make!
    Hugs Martina

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    1. Thank you Martina! It is nice to try out the new stitches... this one I really liked! Christine x

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  4. Hi Christine wow your sampler looks fantastic,I am in awe of you with all the beautiful work that you do,well done xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! This stitch was a lot of fun to stitch! Will be using it again! Christine x

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  5. This looks like a good stitch - I really like your flower xx

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    1. Thank you Janet! I enjoyed stitching it! Chrissie x

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  6. Liebe Christine,
    ein wirklich sehr schöner Stich, es ist schon interessant zu sehen wie viele verschiedenen Varianten, eines Stiches möglich sind!
    Frohe Ostern und
    liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! It is very interesting to see how different people use the same stitch... there is a lot of inspiration to be found! Happy Easter to you too! Christine x

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  7. The stitch does make a pretty flower. I like your sampler. The organization of it appeals to me. Cool!
    Happy Easter

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    1. Thank you Carol! I am enjoying adding the new stitches each week and watching it grow! Christine x

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  8. Thank you so much for this tutorial

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    1. I loved learning this stitch Melody! Hope you have a Happy Easter! Christine x

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  9. So pretty Christine! I like this use for the stitch and will have to file the idea away for future reference.

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I really enjoyed this stitch! Have a Happy Easter! Christine x

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  10. Dear Christine,
    this stitch really looks very lovely and I understand that you want to stitch it once again.
    Happy easter, dear Christine, and until soon.
    Hugs
    sigisart

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    1. Thank you Sigrid! I wish you a very Happy Easter too! Christine x

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