Friday, 25 May 2012

TAST 21 and SC

Take a Stitch Tuesday- this weeks stitch is butterfly chain stitch.
This is a new one for me and it is quite easy, having said that I kept doing it wrong, putting the thread around  the needle the wrong way. I've used screen printed fabric for the base and it does look a bit puckered in places but I think that is OK for this particular project, it is part of a fabric journal. Each chain is worked over three straight stitches but for one row I used wooden beads instead of the middle straight stitch.
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I thought I had better post my pictures before the month ends
The challenge this month is fruits and veggies
the cherries are painted with watercolours and white pen for the highlights

the apple was done with brush pens

and the banana is pen and watercolour


  1. How different the butterfly chain stitch looks when you use a wooden bead in the middle! Great idea!

  2. How creative to use the wooden bead as the base for the composite stitch on top. I love you examples and particularly the background of blackwork. It adds a wonderful direction to the work

  3. OOOh, I like this idea. You are very creative!

  4. great idea of using the sticth on beads. thanks for sharing.

  5. I really like your butterfly chain with the wooden beads. At least you realized you were not twisting your thread right and corrected it. I only realized it after posting and then looking at some of the other TAST participant's pages.

  6. Dear Linda, your works are amazing as usual.. Love your collage with Butterfly stitches! and very nice fruits!!
    hugs, Masha


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