Wednesday, 17 April 2013


Take a stitch Tuesday - up and down feathered buttonhole stitch

The background is hand painted and stamped fabric. I've also stitched lazy daisy stitches in green thread and sewn on beads.
I painted some 'Fibre film', non-toxic Tyvek sheets of bonded spun polythene fibres with watered down acrylic paints which I had left over from painting the  fabric. I cut out some spirals with scissors - I chose spirals as they would fit in with this month's Sketchbook Challenge [].
It was old tyvek and it doesn't seemed to have melted as well as it should have but I decided to use some on another piece of hand painted fabric.
I used up and down feathered buttonhole stitch on the green spiral, fly stitch on the blue and feather stitch on the purple spiral. And then lots of beading and some sequins..... 


  1. Oooo... Lots of pretty stuff. Such an interesting way to use the TAST stitch. I don't know what tyvek is, but I'm going to look it up. I can see doing what you've done with it with other things, too.

    Blogger hates me. When I try to put in my name/url, it hides the fields so I can't, then won't let me continue and I have to reload. ::sigh::


    1. Thanks for your comments. Blogger can be a bit frustrating at times when it's not working right.

  2. Your work is always so rich and full of texture; I want to reach out and touch it!

    1. Maybe they will invent a computer one day when we can touch things we post about?


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