Tuesday, 23 September 2008

TAST-Bonnet Stitch

Well it is Tuesday and that means TAST. This week it was the turn of bonnet stitch which I have never heard of before. This is a variation of blanket stitch and I really liked stitching it. The result looks more difficult than the execution. These two seams were just plain bonnet stitch. The pale pink seam is using cotton knitting yarn and the darker pink is Anchor perle cotton.
This seam I experimented with using the stitch to couch a ribbon.
I found it is a lovely stitch to doodle with, it takes the curves beautifully. Here I used hand dyed variegated silk.

This is the block in it's entirety.

7 comments:

karen said...

this is lovely!! It makes me go all giddy!1

Ginnie said...

This looks a great stitch, I hadn't heard of it either!

Elena said...

You are doing fantastic job!

averyclaire said...

Thanks for including me on your site list. Your work is lovely. It is a feast for the eyes to look upon beautiful needlework.

Rudee said...

I like this stitch very much.

Miss Nancy said...

What a wonderful stitch! The finish block is so pretty. New to me, too.

Karan said...

I love the effect of this stitch. Another very pretty block. :0)