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Take a Stitch Tuesday Week 35

08/30/12

  02:34:00 pm, by Airycat   , 561 words  
Categories: Needlework, Hand Embroidery, Stitches, TAST

Take a Stitch Tuesday Week 35

The TAST stitch this week is sheaf stitch. It's an easy stitch. Somewhere in the back of my mind, I think, maybe, I see some good ideas for this one, but since the next two weeks will be kitchen remodel turmoil, I didn't come up with much.

That's not to say I have nothing. Mostly I was inspired by the name.

...And, I suppose, the season, too.

 

Autumn View

Rather than try to force myself to come up with something that wasn't there at the outset, I simply set out to enjoy stitching. In the gold/tan floss (2 strands) I did the left hillside. All my sheafs were originally the same size. The hill and the contour are running stitches. I also added some random straight stitches (going for the look of straw stubble). I felt "MEH" about it and moved on to the right hill.

The right hill is outlined and contoured in a variegated green perle 8 back stitch and I did the rows in variegated gold perle 8 -- doing everyother row and then going back because I had them too far apart at first..

The middle hill is outlined in the same gree backstitch as the right hill. I knew from the start I wanted to do oyster stitch trees. I got some new variegated oranges. The treetops are perle 8. The trunks are perle 5. I added some straight stitches into the oyster stitches for a little more variation in the tree color.

I did the sun in large sheaf stitches. I think it makes a great harvest sun.

When I looked at it, I was unhappy with the left hill. I'm still not thrilled because I have no color vision at night! I thought I had the same gold thread mixed with a light green (one strand each) as the hay. Obviously not. That's turke stitch in the hill outline. Then I found the right thread and used 6 strands and stitched over some of the "forward" sheafs to make them look larger and nearer.

I might add some blue running stitches at the top to  indicate sky, but I haven't decided.

My ADD has struck again. I did the stitches last week all wrong. Well, it's true that at some point that was pretty much intentional, but I totally spaced the fact that the single link was supposed to be twisted and I made sure they were all straight. ::sigh:: Anyway, I thought I should so some of them correctly. Since I had just prepared a new piece of fabric (a muslin that looks like linen!), I jumped right in.

TAST

I'm not particularly fond of this stitch at the moment, probably because I don't "see" it yet. Did it various ways here, and then did some more sheaf stitches along the edge of the hoop. At that point I decided to mark off the section with blanket stitch.

Check out PinTangle and I'm sure you'll see more interesting uses of sheaf stitch.

I don't think I worked on any WIPS this week. I'm not sure what I've been doing, other than finally watching two movies from Netflix that sat on the table for so long I might as well have bought tham.

The next two weeks will see my kitchen torn up, so probably no posts, even if I manage to get some stitching done (which I may be doing to keep my sanity).

4 comments

Comment from: Claudia [Visitor]
Claudia

I love this landscape scene!

09/01/12 @ 03:28
Comment from: Isabelle [Visitor]
Isabelle

it’s it beautiful. I love ot

09/03/12 @ 08:38
Comment from: Crazyqstitcher [Visitor]
Crazyqstitcher

Wonderful stitches to form the landscape, which I love.

09/03/12 @ 13:41
Comment from: Jennifer [Visitor]
Jennifer

yep - the landscape is just beautiful - really like the fabric you used as well!

09/08/12 @ 14:29
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