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Thursday, January 19, 2012

TAST: Week 3 - Feather Stitch

Here's what I've been stitching for TAST

Feather stitch and long arm feather stitch on the left in pink and pale green

Double feather stitch on the left in dark green

Closed feather stitch in pink and light green in the spiral

I also used the feather stitch to create a leaf shape and fern in the dark green

I really like the double stitch, and how it looks like seaweed.


I've been having fun practicing my embroidery stitches.

I wonder which stitch we'll do next week?


Hope you're having fun stitching too.

Thanks for visiting.
Hugs from Suz

40 comments:

  1. Got mine done last night too! You've got some nice variations here. I pretty much stayed with the basics this time.

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  2. Thanks Gina! I'll pop over to see yours.
    Hugs

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  3. Love the colours in this. Very pretty.
    Fox ; )

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  4. Still plodding away with mine, but yours are good examples of the stitch. I have used this for seaweed and also corals in some of my reef embroideries. This is a good stitch for trailing stems too

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  5. Interesting stitching. Like your spiral.

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  6. Nice work! I especially like how you stitched a spiral with the closed feather stitch.

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  7. That's good to know, Shirley. Thanks. I look forward to seeing your stitching.
    Hugs

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  8. Thanks Raphaela, it was fun doing the spiral. Such a shame I ran out of room.
    Hug

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  9. Thanks Kathy. Your card looks very special with your stitching!

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  10. nice examples of what can be done with this stitch. that dark leaf is really cool and has got me to thinking . . . i have a project that i may be able to use that in . . .

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  11. A great looking stitch presented in such a fun way!
    Deb

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  12. Hey Libbyquilter, thanks for your visit and comment. Isn't it wonderful that we have blogland to spread and share ideas? I've used the leaf pattern on my colour theory course stitching, too. It's fun. I'd love to see what you do with it.....
    Hugs

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  13. Thanks, Deb. It was fun to do!

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  14. Great sampler. Good variation of the stitch.

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  15. you are using such pretty colours in these....they are gorgeous.

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  16. The spiral is incredible. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

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  17. I love the sea weed effect the feather stitch creates! Don't you hate waiting for the next stitch?

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  18. Thanks, Karen. I thought I needed some nice mediums and darks to show up on the cream base, and for a little contrast. I've found I really like that colour scheme of cream, pinks and greens. It reminds me of spring, but without being too pastel. Happy stitches to you...

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  19. Thanks so much Sandy for your comment.

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  20. I do, Jenclair! I feel, once I've completed one stitch, that I'm on a roll and ready for a new challenge. It might be nice to have the option of more stitches at a time. But then, there might not be any cooking or housework getting done around here....:-0........

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  21. Your feather stitches are so beautifully made dear Suz, have a nice weekend.
    Hugs Anni

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  22. I love that double stitch too and I agree about the seaweed. Sounds like you're really enjoying your TASTs - beautiful stitching!

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  23. Thank you Isabelle.

    Anni, thank you so much! Hope you're happy stitching this weekend, too.

    I am enjoying TAST, Jillayne. I have an embroidery stitch bible, but I wasn't stitching with it--just reading it. TAST gives me the push I need to get stitching.
    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs

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  24. These are great! Lovely fern & seaweed shapes.

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  25. Nice examples! I really like the black mixed in with the softer colors. It adds such drama.

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  26. Thanks Connie. That dark thread does look black, although it's really a dark green. Hmmm, black would look pretty good though......

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  27. Thanks Emma. Once I got the rhythm of the stitch, I had some fun playing. ;-)

    hugs

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  28. Love that long arm feather, kind of looks like a fish in amonst the seaweed. Also like your spiral. That closed version took me a bit to find my rhythm with it. I too wonder what's next!

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  29. Thanks Judy. I just saw a pic of someones Feather stitch, and she'd made rows that looked like fish with big lips!
    I struggled with the closed stitch too, at first, but then I realized what I'd been doing wrong. I found it to be a lot of fun after that.
    Hugs

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  30. Hi Suz
    I just love feather stitch - double, single any way you like - it is my favourite! Lovely piece here and that fern is one I have never done!
    Thanks dear friend for your lovely visit lately to view my hearts!
    Have a great weekend ahead!
    Hugs,
    Suzy

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  31. Thanks so much Suzy for your nice comments. I'm relatively new to feather stitch, but I think it's one I'll be using quite often.
    Hugs

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  32. Your stitches look good Susan. I especially like the leaf shape and the closed feather stitch. Plan to post mine later on today when I get home from the lake.

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  33. Thanks JennyPennyPoppy! I'll be over to check on yours later. Did you have fun at the lake?
    Hugs

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  34. Oh, I LOVE pink and green together! And lovely stitches :))

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  35. Thanks Marie, I enjoyed this one.
    Hugs

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  36. wow this is great, you have been busy

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  37. Thanks Jill. I've been trying to keep busy and get through my project list. Having fun with it, though I still need a few more hours in the day! lol

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