Thursday, 28 April 2016

TAST Weeks Thirty-Eight and Thirty-Nine....

I have added two new stitches to my TAST sampler this week as I was away when last week's stitch was announced. The first new stitch this week for the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle  is stitch thirty-eight, cloud filling stitch. 



This stitch is worked in two parts and you can find Sharon's tutorial about it here.  You start by working a basic grid of stitches and then you work a second thread through the grid. Instead of using a small straight stitch to make my grid of stitches, I decided to use a small cross stitch.  I used two strands of cotton embroidery floss in blue to work them. I then threaded the grid also using two strands of cotton embroidery floss, this time in a mauve.



I really enjoyed learning and executing this stitch and I can see that it will be very useful for filling a larger area. The outer perimeter of the box that I filled was worked using a stem stitch and two strands of variegated cotton embroidery floss.



The second stitch I completed this week is stitch thirty-nine, coral stitch. The tutorial for this stitch is on Sharon's website here.  This was a lovely, quick and easy stitch to learn and I enjoyed stitching it.  I decided to fill my sampler box with three lines of stitches using three different types of thread.  The top line is stitched using a variegated cotton perle no.8 thread, the middle a variegated silk thread and the bottom two strands of variegated cotton embroidery floss.



The perimeter of the box was stitched using the stem stitch and a variegated silk thread. Not too many more boxes to fill before this sampler will be complete!


14 comments:

  1. Dear Christine,
    the two new stitches look very nice and your whole stitchery project is just LOVELY!
    Hugs
    sigisart

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    1. Thank you Sigrid! I love learning the new stitches each week.... I especially liked the filling stitch! Christine x

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  2. Two more lovely stitches, your sampler hasn't got much room left! It is looking good xx

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    1. Thank you Janet! Only two more boxes to fill and then I'll have to start a new one! Chrissie xx

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  3. I really enjoy these posts, many of the stitches are new to me.

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    1. Thank you Melody! I love learning the new stitches each week! It is a lot of fun! Christine x

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  4. It doesn't seem that long ago when you first started this sampler and now it's nearly done. It's such a pretty way to showcase all the fun stitches that Sharon has shared.

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I am looking forward to finishing this sampler now and starting a new one.... I think there are still a lot more stitches! Christine x

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  5. Liebe Christine,
    das sind 2 weitere schöne Stickstiche, Wahnsinn wie schnell sich dieses schöne Mustertuch füllt!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! I can't believe how quickly the sampler has filled up either.... the time passes so swiftly! Christine x

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  6. Wow, that cloud filling stitch is very cool. The sampler is so nearly finished.

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    1. Thank you! It was a lot of fun to stitch and I am looking forward to finishing this sampler now... I already know what I want to do for the next one! Christine x

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  7. Both stitches are beautiful! I love your color choices.

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    1. Thank you Renee! I love trying out all the new stitches! Christine x

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