Thursday, August 23, 2007

TAST Week 34

Week 34 is Portuguese Stem stitch--a stitch that I had heard of-- but had never tried before.
I decided to do my sample using different threads in varying thickness and type of fiber.
The fabric is wool and the threads are --on the right-from the bottom to the top--
Perle 5 cotton----Silk by Colourstreams ----DMC Soft Cotton----DMC Tapestry wool and Watercolours by Caron.
The threads all have a different look but I must admit I did like the look and feel of the soft cotton and it was easy to work with.
All the rows on the left hand side are worked in soft cotton.
I like the texture that this stitch gives and I found it simple to work and I'm sorry about the slanting rows but it was 2.30 am when I did them as I was having a bad night and couldn't sleep and what does one do under those circumstances--yes that's right you stitch.
This was another enjoyable stitch to do.


Susan said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog. I really like your padfolio, especially the fabric you made on the embellisher. I admire the way in which you've dedicated yourself to learning so many stitches.

MargaretR said...

I must start my TAST stitches again. I love yours.
That workshop in the last post must have been very enjoyable.

Penny said...

Now thats a good excuse for slanting rows, I must remember it!! I liked this stitch too.