Friday, 3 June 2016

TAST Week Forty-Four: Plaited and Crossed Feather Stitch

This week's stitch for the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle  is stitch forty-four, plaited and crossed feather stitch.  These are two different stitches but they are so similar that Sharon has covered them both with one tutorial.  They are based on a straight-sided feather stitch and are a lot of fun to stitch.




I added them to my latest sampler in a large circle.  I wasn't sure how well suited they were to being stitched in a circle but, it seems to have turned out reasonably well.


Plaited Feather Stitch

The base feather stitch for the circle was stitched using two strands of green cotton embroidery floss.  I then added the plaited stitches using pink thread (bottom half of the circle) and the crossed stitches using blue thread (top half of the circle). The pink and blue threads were also two strands of cotton embroidery floss.


Crossed Feather Stitch

The difference between the two stitches is that with the plaited stitches every second stitch is threaded under the base green stitch while the crossed stitches all cross over the top of the base stitches. 

Thank you for visiting and I wish you a lovely weekend! 

16 comments:

  1. This is a new-to-me stitch - looks like it might be a bit of a challenge to do. I'll have to look into how it's done.

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    1. Hello Mary Anne! I hope you enjoy trying the stitch.... it is quite straight forward. Christine x

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  2. Hi Christine ,yes it's a new stitch to me as well,it looks very pretty,well done my friend xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! It is a variation of the usual feather stitch and quite straight forward to stitch. Christine x

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  3. Pretty new stitches Christine, I like them done in a circle,

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    1. Thank you Sheryl. I liked the circle when i had finished it too! Christine x

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  4. Circular they present beautifully!
    Hadn't seen the triple stitch either.

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    1. Thank you Lyn! It is fun to try out the new stitches! Have a good weekend! Christine x

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  5. I like the textured look of this stitch. Thanks for the info!
    Cathy

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    1. Thank you Cathy! It was fun to stitch! Christine x

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  6. Never seen that stitch before. You make it look easy.

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    1. Thank you! I liked this stitch.... in fact I have just used it again on one of my crazy quilt blocks! Christine x

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  7. Liebe Christine,
    das ist ja ein schöner Stich. Habe direkt mal geschaut wie das gestickt wird. Danke für den Link.
    Liebe Grüße
    Monika

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    1. Thank you Monika! This was a lovely stitch to learn and I used it on one of my crazy blocks too! Christine x

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  8. This big circle containing the other samplers looks gorgeous! The alternation of blue and rose with the little change in the stitching add lots of interest too. Happy sewing! Ariadna.

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    1. Thank you Ariadna! It was a useful stitch to learn... I shall use it again! Christine x

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