Thursday, 19 July 2012

TAST 29 and Stitch Book

Take a stitch Tuesday - this weeks stitch is basque stitch. I've used the stitch for couching again. The patterned fabric with the chicken was part of a digitally printed fabric sample, the full design can be seen on a t-shirt in my Zazzle store. The green fabric was hand printed. The only other additions are the charms.

My samples as a collection were getting really fat so I have made them into a book. I used a hand printed fabric for the covers and embellished with some of the stitches we have used in the Tast challenges.

I made it similar to an exposed spine book and used a spotty tape for the binding and the ends are hidden in the covers. It was a bit more complicated than a paper book - the blanket stitch on the covers was done after the binding.

I stitched on the back too, that was a mistake but I thought I would leave it in.

I think I will add a list of stitches on the inside cover although most of them are named a few are not.


  1. I like the way you have used the Basque stitch to couch down the rectangular piece; on one side the loops are facing inwards on the other they are turned outwards.
    The stitch book is an impressive tome!

  2. What a great way to organize your samples. The book is wonderful.

  3. Great use of Basque Stitch! I love your sampler book, would like to tiuch :-)

  4. Very pretty basque stitching. Wonderful stitch book idea. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Wonderful appliqué and I love the stitch book as well.

  6. How cute. Its gonna be a huge book. hehehe Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. I love your stitch book. I always do this when I get a new sewing machine but have never done it for hand stitches. Guess I better get busy at it!! Great Job.


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