Wednesday, 16 March 2016

TAST Week Thirty-Three: Pekinese Stitch

This week's new stitch for the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle is stitch thirty-three, Pekinese stitch. I was familiar with the name of the stitch but it is not a stitch I have ever learnt (until now!) or used and, it was a lot of fun. Sharon has posted a tutorial about it, together with some photographs of the stitch in use over on her blog.


I filled one of the larger boxes on my sampler this time and stitched three rows of Pekinese stitch. The base lines of back stitch were worked using two strands of blue cotton embroidery floss and for the laced part of the stitch I used cotton perle in pink, purple and blue.  


The perimeter of the box was then stitched with variegated silk thread in stem stitch.  I really enjoyed this stitch and will have to remember to use it in the future!

16 comments:

  1. Your sampler is looking great!

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    1. Thank you! It is a lot of fun to work on! Christine x

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  2. That looks like a pretty stitch. Your samples is looking lovely x

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    1. Thank you Janet! This stitch was a lot of fun! Chrissie xx

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  3. Hello

    Beautiful, so lovely Stitch

    Kind regards Marika

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    1. Thank you Marika! It was a lovely stitch to learn! Christine z

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  4. Hi Christine wow what an unusual stitch ,it's very effective ,well done my friend xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! It was a lot of fun to stitch! Christine x

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  5. Your sampler is looking very pretty, Christine! The Pekinese stitch is most effective too! Lovely to see your sampler growing.
    Barbara xx

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    1. Thank you Barbara! I enjoy adding the new stitches each week! Christine x

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  6. Der Sampler wird ganz wunderbar, dass was du zu diesem neuen Stich schreibst, hört sich total interessant an!
    Liebe Grüße aus dem Norden Deutschlands, wo wir momentan im Urlaub sind, schickt dir
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! I really enjoyed learning this new stitch. I hope you have a lovely holiday! Christine x

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  7. I've heard of that stitch, but I don't think I've ever used it. It looks great and your sampler is so pretty with all those beautiful threads!

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    1. Thank you Karen! I am really enjoying trying out all the new stitches! Christine x

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  8. I've never heard of a Pekinese stitch! It is pretty. She mentions in her tutorial that it can be used on fabric cards - think you'll do that? As always, I'm jealous of your sampler. ;)

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    1. Thank you Linda! I really enjoyed this stitch... it is very pretty with lots of texture. I hadn't really thought about the cards.... I may give it a try! Christine x

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