July 2015


Somebody had mentioned that today is world embroidery day.

Happy embroidery day to All!

In this fabric sampler book, on each page I am embroidering the TAST stitches along with some embroidery samples. These samples are a record of embroideries I have found interesting on the internet and are some of my own ideas.

This flower is worked in back stitch and satin stitch in perle cotton #8.

1ESBP-1flowerbackst

1ESBP-1flowerbackst

These circles are worked in back stitch with perle cotton#8.

2ESBP-1backstcircle

2ESBP-1backstcircle

After working the buttonhole stitches the space between is filled with chain stitch and satin stitch. these threads are cotton skein and perle cotton.

3ESBP-1finnings

3ESBP-1finnings

This floral spray is worked with stem stitch filling, fly stitch and stem stitch outline, some seed stitch filling and satin stitches.

4ESBP-1Floral

4ESBP-1Floral

Straight stitches were added to the satin fly stitched leaf.

5ESBP-1leafsam

Some more samples are to be worked in this page.

This past week was pretty exciting on embroidery workwise. The embroidery on chanderi tunic was done up to this point. More chain stitches were worked in dark brown thread

WIPW58-redchant-4

WIPW58-redchant-4

I have started working on the first page of the fabric sampler book. It is harder to work than I had anticipated. The idea to stitch the book in this manner seems good. The embroidery ideas are chosen from samples which were interesting for me. This is exciting. But it is not so easy to decode the stitches that are used on these samples. It takes time. So, they are worked spaced with exploring other ideas. The TAST stitches also are experimented in this sampler. With all the inspiration from the facebook page, it is very stimulating to work on these stitches. The posts on this stitch sampler are here.

In the free style sample book, I am working on the first page. After working on some fly stitch ideas, a space in between the patterns was worked in buttonhole stitches.
The half buttonhole wheels are worked in two threads. And angled buttonhole stitches are worked facing each other and the one of them is whipped with another thread.

ESBP-1buttonholest-1

ESBP-1buttonholest-1

I am working on this fabric book, on which the pages comprise of free style embroidery and TAST challenge stitches. The first week’s stitch is Fly. In this sample, the fly stitch rows are worked in a semicircle with different colours and threads.

ESBP-1flys-7

ESBP-1flys-7

The fly stitches  and stem stitches are worked to on a filling pattern.

ESBP-1FLYS-8

ESBP-1FLYS-8

Fly stitches are worked over satin stitched leaf.

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ESBP-1flys-9

This tiny sample is worked in fly stitch variation. The two straight stitches are looped, similar to wheat ear stitch. They are worked in quarter circle.

ESBP-1flys-10

ESBP-1flys-10

These edges were completed today on this week’s RPW2015 challenge. both these edges are lovely. The free graph for these edges are here.

RPW2015-59,60

RPW2015-59,60

With these edges the second part of this sampler is completed. Another colour combination has to be chosen for the next part. The second part.

2.RPW2015

2.RPW2015

I am working on embroidery sampler book. These fabric pages will have free style embroidery and TAST 2015 stitches on them. The first page has fly stitch, the first stitch on TAST 2015 challenge. The working of which is on Sharon’s blog.
In this sample fly stitches are worked horizontally in two directions and two shades.

ESBP-1flys-4

ESBP-1flys-4

The fly stitches worked in a circle are woven in this sample and the centre is filled in french knots

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ESBP-1flys-5

Fly stitch rows worked in two shades drift down towards the centre.

ESBP-1flys-6

ESBP-1flys-6

The idea of working a sampler book is slowly progressing. The basic idea is to work embroidery on 6inches by 6 inches square. The stitches are a combination of TAST stitches and other embroidery stitch treatments. These other embroidery samples are inspired by the works seen on the internet and some of my ideas. All these notions are more in mind at this point. With the help of the online classes taken with Sharon, I am trying to build one embroidery page at a time. When the TAST rerun was announced, I thought of working this idea as a personal challenge.
Page1- I have started this page with fly stitches. Continuous fly stitches worked in zigzag pattern.

ESBP-1flys-1

ESBP-1flys-1

Fly stitch filling, worked in fine silk thread.

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ESBP-1flys-2a

The same filling work in perle cotton. This filling idea is inspiration from needle point stitches.

ESBP-1flys-2b

ESBP-1flys-2b

Fly stitches are worked around a circle and are whipped in the centre.

ESBP-1flys-3

ESBP-1flys-3

Some more chain stitches were added to this bead work yoke. Fine silk threads are also used in this embroidery.

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WIPW57-redchant-3

Yet to start the Stitch Sunday challenge. On TAST facebook group, an idea of working the stitch samples as fabric book was discussed by the members. This blogger had done a fabric book of TAST stitches on an earlier TAST challenge. I am also interested in doing this with a variation. Since all the 140 stitches were worked as band samplers in the last 3 years on the TAST challenge, it is not necessary to work them all over again. More details on this fabric stitch sampler books will be shared here, as and when the ideas are adapted into embroidery. This project is started today.

WIPW57-STbook-1

WIPW57-STbook-1

The TAST challenge has surfaced at last this year. It is rerun of the 2012 challenge. Still I like the idea of weekly stitch challenge. This fly stitch was part of an earlier TAST challenge too, I worked some samples when it was rerun on stitchinfingers community in 2008. The details of the samples are posted here.
I worked more samples in 2012. The details are posted here.
The method of working the fly stitch is posted on Pintangle.

For some time, an idea of working a sampler of various embroidery stitches was on my mind. After getting some input on this from Sharon and other members of TAST group on facebook, the first steps for this book has started. More details will be posted on its progress soon.
These are some samples of fly stitches used on various embroidery works.
Here the fly stitch is worked as linear stitch along with sequins.

01.fs

01.fs

Fly stitch are worked on printed border.

02.fs

02.fs

Fly stitch used on leaf design with stem stitch outline.

03.fs

03.fs

A fly stitch combination. I have used this on many projects.

04.fs

04.fs

Fly stitch worked in a circle with beads.

05.fs

05.fs

Fly stitches worked with Algerian eye stitch variation.

06.fs

06.fs

Fly stitch part of this stitch arrangement.

07.fs

07.fs

This fly stitch was worked to add beads in between the stitches.

08a.fs

08a.fs

After adding the beads.

08b.fs

08b.fs

Another fly stitch leaf with beads and stem stitch outline.

09.fs

09.fs

Individual fly stitches on design.

10.fs

10.fs

Fly stitches with back stitch centre.

11.fs

11.fs

Fly stitches with zardosi beads.

12.fs

12.fs

Fly stitch arrangement with sequins.

13.fs

13.fs

Fly stitch stems with mirrors and stones.
14.fs
There has been extensive use of fly stitch on these embroidery projects proving that it is a great stitch on its own and also enhances other stitches.

This week’s Randje per week 2015 edges were completed today. The main thread on this part of the sampler got over, had to choose another one. This thread was chosen earlier with an idea, if it gets finished there was another one available. But the new one is not the same thread, there is a small colour difference!

RPW2015-57.58

RPW2015-57.58

The free graph for these edges are here.

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