Tuesday 21 March 2017

Time to Take-A-Stitch-Tuesday (TAST).....

For the first time in a long while I am actually stitching this week's stitch for the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle on the right day!!  Stitch 77 is pistil stitch.  This is a very versatile little stitch and is basically a long-tailed French knot. You can find Sharon's tutorial for it here.

It is a stitch that I am familiar with, so it didn't take too long to add a row to my new sampler.

I used a variegated fine silk thread and stitched the individual pistil stitches in a semi-circular shape along the base line.

As you can probably see by now, my new sampler is going to have a criss-cross pattern (a bit like crossword puzzles).  I think it will be a nice compliment to the other two in my sewing room.


  1. The samplers really look great and the third one will be a lovely addition!Love your tiny flowers!
    Hugs martina

  2. Beautiful stitching! As always, I love the colors you chose. This will be another lovely sampler.

  3. I can see the space on your wall that is just waiting for the new sampler! So glad you decided to do another one.

  4. Hi Christine,what cute stitches,i think your idea for this sampler will be perfect,well done.

  5. Liebe Christine,
    das wird wieder sehr schön. Tolle Garne und sehr schöne Stiche.
    Liebe Grüße

  6. I love French knots, so this is one of my favorites - very pretty.

  7. A great stitch and such pretty thread you are using . This will be another pretty sampler .

  8. The samplers look very nice up on the wall!


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