Monday, January 08, 2007

Take a Stitch Tuesday - Herringbone (at last)

Right, I am liberated! :-)

Complete change of direction on how to go about this TAST challenge and I am a much happier girlie. For some reason I just couldn't bring myself to "experiment" on the leaf print fabric - how weird eh. So, instead I'm going to play each week on a square of hand dyed fabric with the eventual intent of sewing them together as a quilt maybe. After looking at some of the samples of others taking the challenge, I was blown away by the innovative ideas and people's ability to think outside the square. I really liked the examples of using a stitch to fill in a shape and this particular sample really blew my mind and Pat's work is my inspiration this week.

Anyway, here is my effort appliqueing a patch of which I've frayed the edges, very simple to match my capabilities but I quite like it. I cut out a simple spiral shape in Reynolds freezer paper and ironed it on, so there was a guideline when I filled it in with herringbone. I really like the effect that template had on defining a freeform shape. I've only just discovered DMC's variegated floss range, and I think this blue thread is yummy. I'm itching to add a few beads now...


PS, ok, while I was waiting for the Antenna Man to come and install a new aerial on our roof, I did a wee bit of beading.

6 comments:

your daughter said...

Yaaaay, no more procrastinating! =P I love the swirl

Barbara said...

Ohh, pretty! I think I like this idea even more than the leave fabric idea! (And I just love those blues - I am blue freak! :D)

Anonymous said...

Love the curved line especially. I discovered the overdyed DMC at Hobby Lobby a couple of weeks ago. I'd seen the regular pink and white, red and white, etc., but these are much better! Even though I have dozens of Needle Necessities overdyeds, I had to buy one of the DMCs to try, too. =)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your kind comments, I love your curve especially the little beaded tail, reminds me of a kite that has broken free. One day you will know why you couldn't get started on the leaf print, when you find the perfect use for it:-).

Anonymous said...

I think your herrinbgone stitch is wonderful! i like the blue colour, the beads, and the curves!

Barbara said...

So, which will be next? :D