17
jun 19

Stitch 105: Buttonhole Picot Stitch

During week 17 of TAST 2019 I saw Buttonhole Picot Stitch, for the first time

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There are two ways to do the picot. Here is a Bullion Knot in combination with Blanket Stitch.

Here is another one. I tried to hide the black lines with a thread.

Another one. I tried to hide some of the black lines with a thread.

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Here is the second method, three Chain stitches “in the air” in combination with Buttonhole Stitch.

Both variants are slow to sew and not easy to get nice and tidy. A lot of practice is needed to master them.

Links:

Buttonhole Picot Step by Step Tutorial of 2 Versions

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14
jun 19

104. Spanish Feather Stitch

Spanish Feather Stitch is the third stitch new to me from TAST 2109, week 15.
This is a nice looking stitch but not easy to learn. I needed an instruction from YouTube to get hold of it. I also had trouble with the curvy lines on my training cloth. Anyway, here are three attempts. More practice is nessesary.

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It was easier to work with a light coloured thread. This is my second attempt.

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My very first Spanish Feather Stitch. This colour made it difficult to see where to put the needle down.

My third and last attempt for now. In combination with Split Back Stitch.

My third and last attempt for now, in combination with Split Back Stitch. I have to do something to hide the disurbing black lines.

Links:

How to hand Embroider Spanish Feather Stitch


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Instruction on YouTube


11
jun 19

103. Raised Close Herringbone Stitch

Raised Close Herringbone Stich was a surprise. Beautiful, fairly easy to learn and gives structure to the embroidery. This is the Stitch from Week 6, 2019.

My first attempt. Learning progress.

My first attempt. Learning progress

It takes some practice to get them nice and even.

It takes some practice to get them nice and even.

I do like this stitch. Here is a leaf in many shades of green.

I do like this stitch. Here is a leaf in many shades of green.

Links:

Raised Close Herringbone Stitch Tutorial

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07
jun 19

102. Italian Border Stitch

Now, as I have found my lost cloth I will catch up with stitches that are new to me from TAST 2019. The first one is Italian Border Stitch from the second week. A stitch very easy to learn if you know Fly stitch and French knots.

Fly Stitch was my very first TAST stitch. French knots, is one of my favorites and one of few stitches I knew before it started following TAST.

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Links:

Italian Border Stitch Tutorial

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