Thursday, 20 October 2016

TAST Week Sixty: Inverted Feather Stitch

This week's stitch for the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle is from another of my favourite stitch families.... the feather stitch. This particular member of the feather stitch family was new to me and I didn't really think it resembled feather stitch greatly but, I did enjoy learning it and stitching it!  It is called 'inverted feather stitch' and Sharon's tutorial for it can be found here.


I stitched two lines of the stitch echoing one of my existing circles.  I used two different thread weights. 


The outer line was stitched using a variegated cotton perle (no 8) thread and the inner line was stitched using variegated fine silk thread.  I enjoyed working the stitches and I am very happy with how they look. 


It must seem that all I am working on at the moment are the weekly stitches for TAST but, this isn't the case.  I am actually working on two special 'secret' projects at the moment which I can't share very much of.  I will just let you have a peek.... the first is a baby quilt for a friend's daughter.  Here are a couple of the little applique details that I have included.....



The second is a gift for a friend and involves some embroidery....


They are fun projects and I am enjoying working on them.  Hope you are all enjoying some creativity too!

16 comments:

  1. I always enjoy seeing your taste project...I'm intrigued by your ability to make each stitch curve.

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  2. Your circle sampler is coming along nicely now! I like the look of your secret projects, especially the embroidery and particularly the bee!

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  3. I love that little bee!! Looking forward to seeing your secrets projects... I should start mine soon or they won't be ready for Christmas ;-) Have a nice weekend!

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  4. Your samplers are always beautiful! The secret project peeks are very enticing. :)

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  5. I just love your little stitch sampler. And I can't wait to see your cute secret projects. It is the time of year for secrets, isn't it?

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  6. Oh, my goodness, your work is just beautiful! ~karen

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  7. Your projects are beautiful Christine, that embroidery is gorgeous. Clever girl.

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  8. Your feather stitches are lovely. Two different cute bees!

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  9. Your TAST stitches are so pretty! Love the bee embroidery especially! Lucky friends!
    Barbara xx

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  10. Pretty sampler stitches as always and the secret sewing projects look interesting with lovely embroidery.

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  11. Beautiful stitching, Christine. And your secret projects look lovely too...I love bees!!
    Have a great weekend.
    Helen xox

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  12. Your embroidery is always stunning and I enjoy seeing your progress each week .

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  13. Your TAST stitches look great! And I look forward to the big reveal on the gifts you are making because your sneak peeks are lovely.

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  14. Those interlocking circles are absolutely gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Michelle! They are fun to stitch too! Christine x

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