|TAST 2012 - Blanket Stitch - week 2|
Screeching in under the wire - I played with the blanket stitch for week 2 of Take A Stitch Tuesday 2012.
|Strong sun making sharp shadows here|
A piece of colorful batik cotton as my base, I started following the feather imprint to get a feel for the stitch. I used the same silk floss as my sample for week 1.
|Sun behind the cloud, the colors photograph with subtlety|
But quickly I veered away from the lines before me and started overlapping and varying the size of the stitches.
|Medium light - mid tones showing!|
I tested out spirals - with spikes going inward, outward, and both!
Most relaxing to stitch was the wiggly line alternating 3 spikes either side in varying lengths.
Pictographs come to mind - those primitive marks carved in rocks long ago.
Each week she chooses an embroidery stitch which the participants then work in any fashion they choose. All levels of participants can join in - stitch instructions are included on the site, along with some nudges in how to use them in your own designs.
Won't you join in too?