Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | May 18, 2007

TAST Week 20 Butterfly Chain

Here’s a strange thing. I photographed my Straight stitch pic upside down and it looks like a mountain with water in the foreground..even a jellyfish. And the Lake the right way up. I used this week’s Butterfly Chain sitch to make the border.

Thick cream crochet cotton here and probably the best for seeing the stitch .

Simply a kite.

The blue flower was an experiment of how the stitches would look turned about. I kept the chain stitch to one end.

I’ve used 6 strands of cotton thread for the centre and chenille for the next row, stitching in the empty spaces of the centre row. I kept the chain stitch at the outer end of the stitch. Lastly I used two fine wool threads and alternated a long butterfly stitch above the first row and a short one above the chenille, keeping the chain in the middle this time and it has come out wavy.

I tried beads on a short seam line and they sat well. I had to make sure the spaces between uprights were wide so they would pull in properly.

As I’ve been using some TAST stitches on quilt blocks I should declare that I have a WISP started for our UFO Challenge
This is a seam with white rayon thread and chained with gold. It looks quite classy in real life.

I like it when doing the first part of a combination stitch I find that it also looks good before completion. Don’t blame the stitches for not looking good, it’s just my poor camera work. They look rich against the off-white material and light fawn lace.

The same seam completed. I cheated and just caught the material underneath to keep it stable.

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Responses

  1. Your work is great! I especially love the little landscape and the white on white and white on gold stuff. It looks dignified and playful at the same time.

    Tenar

  2. It looks great either way. I like the bead idea. Annette


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