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follow up from previous blog, http://conniekonnykards.blogspot.com/ I am retired here in UK, well into my seventies, and I have crafted as long as I can remember. OH John and I have been happily married for 54 years. We have a lovely family and a cat with attitude ...... Lots of work from my hobbies is on Flickr.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

TAST 2012 - 6.Chevron Stitch

 Another piece added to the  Band Sampler ...  TAST 2007  stitching was in white on 16count pink Aida, and quite flat, so this time I decided  to make a textured doodle with various threads.                                          

The fabric is loosely woven hand dyed cotton, from Stef Francis.
Perle threads also from Stef, caron, DMC,
a lovely silk six strand from somewhere, a variety bag,and a ball of wool from a Pound shop.
Quite a variety of textures, (and price!)
I enjoyed wandering around with needle and thread, even though this stitch isn't a favourite!

Thursday, 2 February 2012

TAST 2012 5 Herringbone Stitch

Stitch explored, on aida 16, with fine Perle threads.

2010 Raised Herringbone patterns,
on Scrim, in fine and medium Perle threads.
2012   Herringbone Stitch with previous TAST 2012 stitches, Fly, Buttonhole, Feather and Cretan - with Button, on old linen. 
As I'm adding previous examples of stitches the narrow sampler is growing rapidly and is already over a metre long.
I think I'll make a separate strip for each month and decide later whether to join them into one very long strip.   
Details of TAST challenge: