Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Take a stitch Tuesday...week one... fly stitch

OK, so its been quite some time since I stitched but hopefully this challenge will get things moving again. Anyone who knows me will be aware that I'm not a big fan of stitching on plain fabric or even weave so for the first stitch I have stayed with my spinning fibres that were dyed last weekend.


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As for format, I've stuck with ATC size (3.5 inch x 2.5 inch )  which is handy and fits in with previous samples. Also I managed to find plastic wallets at our local supermarket so I can easily file and display them.

The background was made on my embellisher  using selected small amounts of the dyed fibres.

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Sorry about the weird lighting in the photo but my workroom is not brilliant in the winter time.

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I then spun small amounts of thread on a drop spindle.

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and used them to stitch the sample.

Tast week one, Fly Stitch

So , here it is, Fly Stitch.

7 comments:

Ruth said...

Nice fly stitch sample and I love that you made your thread by spinning it. Way cool.

Vlaďka said...

Wow! Beautiful!

Maggi said...

I love the way that you have made everything in this piece.

Myfanwy said...

I used the embellisher and hand dyed thread too. Yours is very pretty.

ValerieL said...

I love the fibers you used to make your sample. Is it hard to learn to spin threads for embroidery?

Connie said...

Love it!
Oh dear,I haven't got an embellisher, but I have done needlefelt ATC's in the past and you inspire me to do some more for TAST stitching! Connie.

Vivian said...

Rich colours!