Saturday, 31 January 2009

TAST-Palestrina Stitch

The next TAST stitch is palestrina stitch. In appearance, it looks a bit like a knotted blanket stitch.

This one for me, took a little getting into and I covered the worst bit with the ladybird button. Halfway around, it all suddenly fell into place and I knew exactly where the needle and thread should go. I decided to use this stitch to applique the patch to the background fabric. I will make this into a fabric postcard.

I am now going to remove the tacking stitches. I can see from the photo I have forgotten to take them out!

9 comments:

MargB said...

I haven't tried Palestrina yet. I had enough trouble with Portuguese stem stitch - the ladybird looks as though he meant to be there!

Theresa said...

I have never heard of this stitching but I love what you have done. It is interesting to see different styles of stitching and different techiques. Well done on your efforts

zetor said...

Lovely stitching abd kitty. Thankyou for the comment I googled 'Wentworth House' (Black Diamonds)and found there is a retired man from London living there, sounds a bit like a recluse. If you find anything out I'd love to know. I'm so nosey!!!

Paula Hewitt said...

i like the ladtbird fix. this is a very pretty edging stitch

NormaH said...

Love the Palestrina Stitch and was introduced to it when I was an EGA member eons ago. Really like how you've used it.

Rudee said...

You're very clever with a needle and thread.

Elena said...

Very pretty! Never heard about this stitch! But I like it!
Love the ladybugs too!

Karan said...

Another new to me stitch - it's very effective. :0)

Patty said...

I really like how this looks. You're inspiring me to try something new.