I have begun the year by trying to work ahead on several projects so, busily stitching, I haven’t uploaded anything much to Flickr and nothing at all here.
I missed the fun of the TAST stitching during 2013 and hope to catch up with that through the year. In the meantime here are this year’s TAST stitches.
I will be using a 14 count Aida for the stitches and 8 perle threads. The top row is Linked Chain (No.95) in yellow and the Beaded version (No.96) is done with tan thread and gold metal cylinders. The stitch was easy and looks good.
Now comes the comedy of errors.
The work is rotated as it looks better long ways. So the work reads from right to left.
I began with the plain yellow row (No. 97) Shell Chain. and misread the instructions and have the right side with a hole between threads, instead of next to the first hole.
Then came the correct pink row
The first Beaded Shell Chain (No. 98) pink row is wrong, as I had returned to the extra hole between and the beads would not stay where they were meant to be.
The pink rows you will notice all have the right side ‘open’. Guess I was just enjoying the rhythm of the needle and thread and kept making the same mistake. (I’ve heard there is no real error in stitching…sounds good to me)
The 2nd pink row I decided to place the bead on the left of the chain stitch and it sits really firmly with no slipping. I like this.
The 3rd pink row has 2 beads and at the lower section I skipped the beads to see how it would look.
Last pink row I alternated and think it would work well as seaweed or curved along a seam.
I redid the yellow row with no extra hole between- on the far left. The difference between these samples is only one hole between the chain and the beaded thread but on the close version the bead sits better.
Next TAST stitch I hope to read and execute correctly. grin…
for further information about TAST, which is for beginner or expert alike, please visit http://pintangle.com/tast-faq/