Monday, 9 January 2012

TAST 2012

I decided I'd join in with Take A Stitch Tuesday hosted by Sharon B again this year.  I may not necessarily do each stitch each week, but I thought I'd do as many as I was comfortable with.  I thought another white work piece would be the perfect canvas, so the first piece is made.
 This time it's going to be silk, with ribbons, lace and beads
This week's stitch is fly stitch, so on one hexagon, I have a leaf

Here is a combination of fly stitch and bullion stitch.  The bullion stitch is done is a very pale grey/white silk.

Along this seam, I've threaded beads onto the straight stitch.  In the 'v's and between, I've done french knots.

This is going to be a piece that grows throughout the year.  Some of the stitches included may not necessarily be included in TAST, but one thing is for sure, I'll shall enjoy every minute of stitching.

12 comments:

Miriam said...

It is great that you joined TAST too. This time there are so many participants and it is very inspiring to look at the work of others. So far I have seen no whitework, you are probably the first one.

karen said...

I am sooooooo happy you are working white!!

Annie said...

This is going to be so interesting to watch. Such a creative way to work on this and results will be beautiful.

Tudy said...

Great start and I love the white on white.

Terry said...

Oh this one is going to be beautiful! :0)

Maggi said...

Lovely variations Jane.

Rudee said...

I love the monochrome projects you do. This one is already shaping up to be another stunning piece of work.

Evie said...

Having seen the beautiful work you produced last year in whitework and with embroidery stitches I cannot wait to see how this one turns out. I'm sure it will be totally stunning.

Wendy said...

This is going to be beautiful! I cannot wait to see this progress through the year....

Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore said...

I just love your idea for whitework, so original. Well here's to week two and buttonhole stitch.

Thearica said...

Your fly stitch work is great! I didn't get started this week due to being out of town for the holidays and cannot wait to get home and start!

I also want to take a moment to invite you over to my blog to read about a quilt show I am hosting live on my blog beginning Feb 1. The show is called Crazy Quilts Are Quilts Too. The show is designed to bring awareness to all of us crazy quilters and the work we do! There are a host of fantastic prizes to be won! Hope you will come check out the information and hopefully participate!

www.pigtalesandquilts.com

Barbara Hagerty said...

This is so beautiful! I love white on white, and your stitches are exquisite!