Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | August 29, 2007

TAST week 35 – SHISHA STITCH

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My ISP was again down and I didn’t get the TAST until night time. I have tried over the years to work out how to do shishas but have failed each time. Sharon’s version looked a little different so I gave it a go and found to my great delight that it worked perfectly. I shisha-ed a glue-on mirror bead (LOL no glue though) and was ecstatic when the second one also worked for me.

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This morning I started another using a teardrop glue-on (still no glue) and had the tension too tight. I will try remedying this with an inner buttonhole stitch.

Next up was a silver button, back cut off, and a metallic thread. Perhaps you can see the first part my tension was still too tight but I eased it for the rest of the way and I liked this.

By now I was getting a bit fancy with the stitch and used Edmar Lola on a gold metal round. Who was on a roll??

I had a lumpy pearl in a rectangular shape and tried a mauve rayon ribbon. It turned out neither round or oblong, but I can see a chrysanthemum.

Next up was a green pearl round and after doing the green shisha stitch,I used up my silk ends and cotton ends to make a garden around it.

Can you tell I was enjoying myself? I found a flake of oyster shell and used a cream rayon thread. Easssy.

I felt too clever by half and tried a normal sequin with one strand of blue Rajmahal thread and it too was easy.

Another gold round, gold Silf thread and beads . I grabbed anything that had a shape and more threads and the Ninja turtle?? found itself surrounded by thick green tapestry wool.

With the face I set up the frame in yellow rayon thread but only did the ‘hair’ section and changed to pink for skin. Lastly I used a diamond sequin with blue crochet cotton.

Thank you Sharon- I love you! I will be doing shishas now until the cows come home.

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Responses

  1. Great to hear you have had success with this stitch and its meant a new lease of life for some of your bits and pieces since you are on a roll – with no glue!

  2. love your shisha’s – very creative with the extra stitching.

  3. My goodness you have been busy–how clever to think to use all those different items.Well done

  4. […] with shishas….They allow you to play with different threads, shapes and design ideas…CrazyQstitcher has blogged a lovely cluster of shishas that not only shows how different threads stitch up […]

  5. You are doing great! I love your results of these stitches. The brown/beige one is absolutley adorable.

  6. Great work with the shisha stitch. I love the variety and wonderful ideas in this grouping, especially the garden.

  7. Thank you girls for your comments, they are much appreciated.

  8. will have to give this a go…Great work Maureen

  9. WOW! Nice job! I love the topaz-colored gem on the top right. This really looks great!

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