Wednesday, 11 May 2016

TAST Week Forty-One: Eastern Stitch

This week's stitch for the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle  is stitch forty-one, Eastern stitch.  It is a really pretty stitch and Sharon has posted a step by step tutorial of how to work it on her blog.


I was hoping for a stitch that would look nice in the last little vacant box on my sampler and, this stitch really could not have been better.


I worked five clusters in the box using a variegated cotton perle thread no 8.  I then added a bead to the centre of each of the clusters and finished the perimeter of the box using variegated silk thread.


I was really pleased with how the sampler looked and I couldn't wait to turn it into a picture to hang in my sewing room.  I trimmed the sampler up and added some borders in an aqua/green solid fabric.  I stretched the whole thing over an 8" x 8" square canvas and tacked the fabric to the back to hold it in place.


Now it is hanging on my sewing room wall where I can see it and look at the stitches for inspiration for other projects.  The TAST Challenge is not over yet, so I will have to start a new sampler for next week..... I already have some ideas what I want to do.... it should make another nice picture to compliment this one.

34 comments:

  1. Hi Christine,wow that is a pretty stitch,i love the beads on it ,your sampler looks so pretty finished now,well done my friend on a beautiful finish xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! I am really pleased with it.... on to the next one now! Christine x

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  2. It is gorgeous Christine. You must be so happy to see it finished and looking so pretty in its place in the sewing room. Love the beads.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I am very happy with it and it makes me smile to see it in my sewing room! Christine x

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  3. Wow, it looks great. A wonderful idea to tack it on canvas.
    Great stitching.
    Greetings from Germany
    Iris

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    1. Thank you Iris! I am very happy with the finished picture! Christine x

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  4. Hello dear friend, your new project looks fantastic. Clever girl. xx

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    1. Thank you Leanne! It was a lot of fun adding the stitches each week and I love the finished sampler. Christine x

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  5. Hi Christine,
    this ist a beautiful little work for your wall.
    Valomea

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    1. Thank you Valomea! I am really pleased with it! Christine x

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  6. Wunderschön ist vdas geworden. Und passt perfekt an deine Wand. Gerne würde ich mal in dein ganzes Nähzimmer schauen :-)

    Gruß Marion

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    1. Thank you Marion! I am really pleased with it! My sewing room isn't very big but I love it! I will have to write a post about it one day! Christine x

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  7. Wonderful! I love it and it even looks more amazing in colors in real!So happy that you brought it with you for me to see!Yay!
    Great idea to use a canvas and make a lovely addition to your wall!
    I looove it, hugs Martina

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    1. Thank you Martina! I am really happy with it and the canvas means I can swap which way up I hang it without any problems! Enjoy your week! Christine x

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  8. Yay, your sampler is finished, it looks lovely and a really good way to remind you of all your new stitches. The latest stitch is very pretty. xx

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    1. Thank you Janet! I am really pleased with the finished picture. It looks really nice in my sewing room! Christine x

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  9. Just beautiful! It makes me want to grab some fabric and start sewing along with you... only if I had more time, and a larger thread collection! Just now I'm experimenting with new stitches in block 20 of the sampler, and it's just so much fun! Have a nice day! Ariadna.

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    1. Thank you Ariadna! It has been a lot of fun learning the new stitches. Glad you are enjoying block 20! Can't wait to see your finished block! Christine x

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  10. Your sampler is so sweet and looks wonderful hanging on the wall. I've really enjoyed following its progress.

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    1. Thank you Melody! I am really pleased with it and it is lovely to have it hanging close by. Enjoy your week! Christine x

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  11. Dear Christine,
    a very, very nice and cute little sampler, with a lot of work in it.
    It looks so nice hanging on the wall.
    Many hugs
    sigisart

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    1. Thank you Sigrid! I am really happy with it and it makes me smile to see it hanging on the wall! Christine x

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  12. Your sampler looks great! What a good idea to have it hanging close by to refer to--love it!

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    1. Thank you Karen! I love being able to see the stitches.... great inspiration for other projects! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  13. Liebe Christine,
    es ist schön, diesen Sampler zu verfolgen. Es sind so schöne Stciche. Eine tolle Arbeit.
    Liebe Grüße
    Monika

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    1. Thank you Monika! I am really pleased with it and now I get to start a new one! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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    1. Thank you Heather! It looks really cute in my sewing room! I am very happy! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  15. Your sampler looks right at home on your wall - obviously was meant to be. Like this week's stitch too!

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I really liked this week's stitch! Christine x

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  16. Your Sampler looks lovely on your wall. I often stretch appliqued panels over canvases so that I can hang them. Am in awe of your talents - but you know that already. ;-)

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    1. Thank you Amanda! I was really pleased with how this turned out and I love seeing it on the wall! Christine x

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  17. I love the way you finished off your sampler! I have been trying to figure out how to use this stitch. Seeing yours, I think it would be a beautiful background stitch. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thank you Renee! I really liked this stitch and it was perfect for the last little square! Christine x

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