Sunday, February 25, 2007

TAST Fly Stitch

This weeks stitch in TAST is Fly stitch and I thought I would do something a little bit different to what I normally do.
Because fly stitch is easy to do in a circle shape and next week we are studying the colour wheel at one of the groups that I belong to- I decided to interpret fly stitch as a colour wheel.
In the first sample I have used the primary colours -Red-Blue and Yellow.
I did one row of fly stitch around the outer circle giving it a long leg and added another inner circle with a shorter leg. The next sample has the secondary colours which are obtained by mixing the primary colours that are next to each other to get the secondary colours--i e red and blue make purple --blue and yellow make green and yellow and red make orange.
The last sample is the tertiary colours which are obtained by mixing one primary colour and one secondary colour together.
I didn't do a wheel this time because frankly I was finding it a bit tedious but there are 12 colours all together in this sample..

I really enjoy fly stitch but I think next week I will go back to what I usually do.

12 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Great idea! I love your samples.

Micki said...

I like the way you decided do the fly stitch sample this week.

Susan D said...

What a great idea.

Janet said...

I like this idea of doing one stitch on a piece. I used to do so much more embroidery than I do now. Maybe I should try this technique and get back into practice.

Peticelul Romanesc said...

Amazing! corina

Dianne said...

What a great idea - making a colour wheel!!

Vivian said...

beautiful ... like a crystal

Dotee said...

Love the effect of the color wheel Doreen. You do such neat stitching!

Robyn D said...

Such imagination. Well done. Robyn

neki desu said...

very nice sample and educational too:)

neki desu

Penny said...

Doreen the colour wheel is brilliant, I think I might have a go at that.

Emmy said...

this is a great way to do the fly stitch I love your work