Wednesday, 9 March 2016

TAST Week Thirty-Two: Raised Cross Stitch Flower Stitch

This Tuesday's new stitch for the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle was stitch thirty-two, raised cross stitch flower stitch. This stitch is an exciting stitch which creates a pretty flower and, Sharon has posted her usual tutorial about it, together with some pretty examples of the stitch, on her blog.



Sharon also advises to try this particular stitch with several different types of thread to see what results you get.  Actually, Sharon advises this for most of the stitches as it is part of the fun of learning and experimenting with them and, I agree with her.  So, for my examples this week, I filled in another box on my sampler creating three different flowers.




To the left of the box I stitched a flower using variegated cotton pearl thread (No. 8)  In the middle is a flower stitched with four strands of variegated cotton embroidery floss and, to the right a flower stitched with 2mm wide silk thread (this should read ribbon!)  I like all three flowers.  I especially like the effect of the variegated thread as, it gives the flowers more depth than I think a single colour does.


I completed the box on the sampler by stitching the perimeter with stem stitch in two strands of the same variegated cotton embroidery floss that I used for the middle flower.


20 comments:

  1. These small parts are so pretty. So as well as the entire small sampler.

    Greetings Marion

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    1. Thank you Marion! It is always fun to learn a new stitch! Christine x

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  2. Must check out this stitch - I've never heard of it. I like the effect you got with it (and, btw, your sampler is looking amazing!)

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I was pleased with all the samples... it is a lovely stitch! Christine x

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  3. Dear Christine,
    your stitching-collage looks more and more lovely and unique.
    Hugs
    sigisart

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

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  4. Your sampler is coming together very nicely xx

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    1. Thank you Janet! I really like learning the new stitches! Chrissie x

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  5. Love the silk thread one. Almost looks like ribbon embroidery to me. I can see making a whole little garden of flowers. Perhaps just a bit anxious for Spring !!! Janita

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    1. Thank you Janita! You are right.... it is ribbon... I made a mistake in the text.... I will change it! Christine x

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  6. Wow! Raised cross stitch flower stitch is so lovely.

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    1. Thank you! I am really enjoying learning all the new stitches and this one was a lot of fun! Christine x

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  7. Ooooh,gorgeous! Love the texture of the raised cross stitch flower. I'll have to check out the tutorial. Thank you, Christine!
    Cathy

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    1. Thank you Cathy! I hope you do and that you have a lot of fun trying out the stitch! Christine x

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  8. Lovely work as usual , the sampler looks amazing !

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    1. Thank you Sheila! I am pleased with how the sampler is looking and I love trying the new stitches! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  9. Your sampler looks great! I love your flowers. I think the variegated size 8 perle cotton is my favorite.

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    1. Thank you Renee! I really liked experimenting with this stitch! It was great fun! Christine x

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  10. Oh I love your sampler - it's so pretty - and am tempted to try the latest stitch :) xx

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    1. Thank you Jenny! It was a fun stitch to work and I like the effect of the different threads! Christine x

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