Monday, May 14, 2007

Take a Stitch Tuesday - Wheel & Basque Stitches

This week's sample is a combination of the last two week's TAST stitches, yay, I've caught up! :-)

Here we have woven wheel stitch, whipped wheel stitch and basque stitch. I LOVE whipped wheel stitch, oh the gorgeous textures it produces are scrumptious! The woven wheel is lovely too, it ends up looking a bit like a rose I think. I like the versatility of being able to do just segments of the wheel too, so you can cram them together so they look like they are tumbling over each other.

Speaking of wheels crammed together, have a look at this fantastic sample, it was my inspiration this week and I think Kay Susan was very creative to embroider her sample on the inside of her vessel, surprising and wonderful!

As the collection of wheel stitches starting looking like an underwater scene, I decided to use basque stitch to represent seaweed. In the bottom left corner I had a go at enormous basque stitch using a hand spun yarn - I quite like the effect, it reminds me of that fat jelly-like seaweed that washes up on the beach sometimes . Then I added a few beads in the gaps.

I'm enjoying turning my samples into bookmarks, and I've found new homes for the three I've made so far. Dear daughter Meshell told me that she really like this one, so it's hers. The other two are on their way to their new owners, being little prizes for helping me name my spinning wheel.


corina said...

I love it, the stitches seems to be absorb by the material!

Jo in NZ said...

Dy, I love it. What a fantastic little piece of art. You have done your 'inspiration ' justice. I also love Kay's piece.
Love the colours you have used, and the 'denseness' of it. It's great !

kay susan said...

This is just gorgeous! You have some wonderful textures, colours and changes of scale. Superb little piece.

Thank you for highlighting my own humble effort!!

neki desu said...

this is lovely! i can see a woven scarf embellished like that.-i have to get back to the loom,i'm having visions :)

neki desu

Cynthia said...

Simply gorgeous!! You make me want to pull my threads and needle out - I'm trying to concentrate on one thing at a time, though you have given me an idea.

Luci F said...

Dy, What a beautiful bookmark. Colours, textures, stitches and beads are all delightful. You have inspired me!

Suse said...

I'm blown away by that bookmark! Just gorgeous.

And I see (further down) that you've just read Girl with a Pearl Earring. It's one of my favourites, and in fact just yesterday I finished another of Tracy Chevalier's books, "The Virgin Blue" which I can highly recommend.

lupinbunny said...

how beautiful! Meshell's very lucky!

the-iguana said...

Sorry for the invasion, but i was peeking some blogs and i crossed with your blog. :)
This one looks great. Congrats. :)