Wednesday, January 31, 2007
TAST Chevron Stitch
Week 5 of Sharron B.'s TAST challenge was Chevron Stitch. My only reference book which showed it was Jacqueline Enthoven's "Stitches of Creative Embroidery". Once I got into the rhythm of the stitch I found it easier, just had to remember when to keep the thread up and when to keep it down before inserting the needle for the next step! Not really one to do in front of the television. I stitched a little pyramid shape in variegated silk Colour Streams thread then added little highlight stitches in 2 strands of the new DMC stranded metallics, and a very "hairy" stranded thread whose name I have lost, but I think it was for machine embroidery (in the bobbin only)and bought at a Craft show. Really must learn to save wrappers and labels from my threads, it would be so much easier for future reference. Wish I was one of those organised people who kept a sample book of fabrics and threads, but I'm just not.