Monday, January 8, 2007

Herringbone Stitch

I have joined in with SharonB's Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge. The first one being Herringbone Stitch. I found an old piece of fabric which was backed with some thin wadding, and started my herringbone sampler. I practiced doing curves and different sizes - all of these stitches were done with DMC thread. I haven't finished, as I plan on using different types of thread and also sandwiching thread between the stitches - but wanted to post this before the next Tuesday's challenge stitch was announced.

13 comments:

Chriss said...

Love how your sample turned out! I love the freeness of it. Glad you're in this challenge, too. :)

Amy said...

Love how you used the herringbone stitch. I like the curves and movement of the sample. Great work.

Vivian said...

Dianne, the stitch sampler is so cool! Sounds like a fun challenge!

Kim said...

The temptation was too great huh - welcome aboard!

Vicki said...

The stitch pattern plays off the fabric really well - very celestial! This TAST project is great fun to observe. maybe next year I'll join in.

Janet said...

That looks like a fun challenge, and your sampler is great. I like all the colors and movement in this piece.

StegArt said...

Very nice Dianne. I'm having lots of fun seeing everyone's samplers and trials with the stitches.

Carol said...

I love this piece, the choice ofa patered fabric is ace! Well done Dianne.

Gunnels blog said...

I like your herringbone stitch a lot! It´s very inspirational!

MargaretR said...

Just what I was going to say Gunnel. Inspirational. I love it Dianne.

Micki said...

Very cool, with that great fabric as the background.

Judy Scott said...

this is so good I remember doing this when I studied for my city and guilds embroidery just building up lots of stitches, makes me want to have another go, Jude x

JoWynn said...

This use of herringbone over the print fabric is a great idea. But it's not in the flickr pool, not in the pool tagged herringbone where everyone can find it.