Sunday, 9 July 2017

Take-A-Stitch-Tuesday: A quick update....

Just in case you were thinking that a busy Summer here means that no stitching is taking place, I thought I would pop in to give you a quick update of the TAST stitches that I have worked since my blog break started.

The first stitch is week 84 of the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle and is the Woven Cross Stitch. 

It is a very pretty stitch which I really enjoyed working.

I added a line of stitches to my sampler using variegated silk thread. I really think the variegation of the thread adds to this stitch.  You can find Sharon's tutorial for it here.

For week 85 the stitch was Breton Stitch (above).  I used variegated silk thread to add an example to my sampler.

Week 86's stitch was Knotted Cable Chain Stitch (above).  I again used a variegated silk thread to add an example to my sampler.

Next, week 87, was Herringbone Square/Laced Herringbone Square (above). The base herringbone stitches of this combination of stitches was worked using cotton perle (8) thread in blue with the lacing worked in variegated silk thread.

This was followed by Sorbello Stitch for week 88 (above).  I stitched this example using variegated cotton perle (8) in a light green.

I also used the same light green variegated perle cotton thread to stitch week 89's stitch which was Wrapped Coral Stitch (above).

This week's stitch (stitch 90) was Woven Trellis Stitch (above).  I worked the base in cotton perle (8) thread and the weaving was completed using variegated silk thread.  So now you are all caught up with the stitches I have been adding to my sampler which you can see below.

Thanks for visiting and until next time.....


  1. these stitches are beautiful, as is your working of them. I don't know where you find the patience, or the time!

  2. Liebe Christine,
    du warst ja fleißig am sticheln, deine Stickstiche gefallen mir wieder sehr gut! Schön das du wieder da bist!
    Liebe Grüße

  3. Nice to see what you have been working on. Super in love with the woven trellis stitch and its colours!

  4. I knew you weren't slacking off! :) Love your stitching, especially the square and the trellis. Hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer.

  5. I don't think I've ever seen or heard of any of these stitches! Love seeing your wonderful stitching and beautiful threads!

  6. Nice to see a blogging break doesn't include a stitching break , lots of lovely stitching!

  7. I missed your blogposts, and I see you didn´t have much time to write, you have been very busy! your stitches look good as always!

  8. You're getting lots accomplished on your blogging break! Some really pretty stitch samples this time - a few that I've not tried yet.

  9. Lovely work Christine and love the threads you choose.

  10. Your stitching is beautiful as always, Christine. xx

  11. Such beautiful stitching and lovely colours. The variegated threads are perfect! You are so skilled Christine. Happy summer! Xox

  12. Gosh, Christine! You have been busy!Your stitches look so pretty!
    I especially liked seeing the Herringbone Square/Laced Herringbone Square, and Sorbello Stitch, but my absolute favourite is the Woven Trellis Stitch.
    Barbara x


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