Wednesday, March 24, 2010

TAST Week 4 Portuguese Border Stitch

This week the stitch in Sharons TAST challenge is Portuguese Border Stitch.
Another unknown one to me.
I am beginning to realise that there are many stitches that I do not know.
Well I knew that before really but there are so many that I never would have known if it weren't for the TAST challenges.
If you would like to see how the stitch is worked just follow the link above.
I have used a thick silk thread that I purchased from the Thread Studio a few years ago and I can't remember the name of it--(but it may be Marrakesh by Colourstreams)



This is my practise sheet before I work the stitch on my sampler.
Again I have used a thick silk thread from The Thread Studio which I have had for years-------

This is my sampler so far after 4 weeks I am only doing a row of each stitch on it(except for last week that is) and it is 15 centimeters (6 Inches) wide.



I am early working my stitch this week as I have a few things that I have to get done later in the week and I thought that I would do this one first up as it looked quite interesting.

11 comments:

Joei Rhode Island said...

Another lovely stitch...I would have never guessed how it was done. I'll bet you could put beads in it also...along the ladder stitch so it ends up between the connecting stitches.

maggi said...

A lovely stitch an I really like the way your sampler is developing.

Sandy said...

Isn't it a fun stitch? I like what you have done.

Annet said...

These samples are very pretty, I like the rainbow thread.

Heather said...

Another interesting stitch Doreen - your sampler is coming on well. Looking forward to the next one.

Aussie Jo said...

Your sampler is looking fantastic Doreen, I love all those rich colours

Dot said...

Love the way your sampler is developing Doreen.

veena krishnakumar said...

hi
you are pretty fast on this week's TAST. looks very beautiful

Virginia said...

Beautiful! I love that you are using long-hoarded silk thread for this challenge. Luxury isn't luxurious if you leave it in a box. :)

crazyQstitcher said...

A great sampler Doreen. The variegated thread works wonderfully with the Portuguese Border stitch - so rich looking.

Connie said...

I like your idea of doing a sampler with the stitches -- it looks great.