Tuesday 4 April 2017

TAST Week 79: Whipped Spoke Stitch.....

This week's stitch (week 79) for the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle is the whipped spoke stitch.  It is a very versatile stitch that can be used to create textural shapes and designs.  Sharon's tutorial for it is here along with some beautiful examples of how it can be used.

I used it to add some pretty little butterflies to one corner of my latest sampler.  They were fun to work but you do have to pay close attention to your tension while you are stitching it. (Don't look too closely at my example!)

I hadn't realised it at the time but, I have used this stitch before when I added a flower to one of my crazy quilt blocks.

It will certainly be a stitch that I will be using in a future project too!


  1. Pretty stitch and you've made some cute little images with it xx

  2. I never would have thought to use that stitch for flutter-by wings! Brilliant idea and such a pretty result.

  3. Hi Christine omg this stitch is gorgeous ,love how it looks in the butterflies and flowers,well done my friend .

  4. Liebe Christine,
    das ist ja schön, Schmetterling und Blume sind einTraum. Ich glaube ich gehe mal schauen, wie dieser tolle Stich auf deutsch heißt.
    Liebe Grüße

  5. Oooh, both are so lovely!!!
    Hugs Martina

  6. This is such a lovely stitch and perfect for the butterfly and the flower....as always your work is so neat and pretty Christine!
    Helen xox

  7. This is a beautiful stitch Christine, I love the flowers and the butterfly 😊

  8. This is a beautiful one! At first I confused it with the raised stem stitch... they seem similar (I had to check!) but they provide indeed different results. It always amazes me how a difference can make just the slightest variation on the needle and thread positions. Have a nice week! Ariadna.

  9. I never would have thought to use that stitch for butterflys--or flowers! They are so cute!!

  10. Oh! My goodness! Those butterflies are just gorgeous! And flowers too, both so imaginative! I wish I saw stitches the way you do!
    Barbara x


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