Archives for: January 2012

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  08:47:00 pm, by Airycat   , 826 words  
Categories: Needlework, Hand Embroidery, Stitches

Cretan Stitch (& More)

Got the new TAST stitch Monday night and started working on it last night. I didn't finish, so I won't show it yet, but I learned something. Closed Cretan stitch is exactly the same thing as my dense feather stitch that I used to make the palm tree… more »


  05:56:00 pm, by Airycat   , 467 words  
Categories: Hand Embroidery, Stitches, TAST

TAST: Feather Stitch

      Stems and leaves are fly stitches. This was done after the buttonhole/blanket stitch on my TAST 2012 sampler.         A simple line of feather stitch to divide this section form the previous. Heart is 2 layers of fly stitch. I worked the e… more »


  08:37:00 pm, by Airycat   , 344 words  
Categories: Studio Journal


The Sketchbook Challenge this month is "doodles." I never thought my doodles were particularly interesting. All through high school I doodled tree shapes on the edges of my notebooks. I didn't do very much else... at least, I don't remember anything… more »


  10:22:00 pm, by Airycat   , 342 words  
Categories: TAST

Buttonhole/Blanket Stitch

So far, I am managing to keep up with TAST! For full size click on picture or  here. I put this one in a hoop, but I still have trouble with tension. I feel like I'm missing something, but I don't know what. Everything except the lower case letters… more »
  02:27:00 am, by Airycat   , 618 words  
Categories: Crochet, Machine Knitting, Sewing

Little Dress

I said the other day I'd post about the crocheting I'd been doing. This little dress started out as an unfinished machine knitted sweater. (Sorry, I forgot to get a before photo.) I don't know why it was unfinished. There was nothing wrong with it. Whe… more »

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