Thursday, January 19, 2012

TAST - Feather Stitch

I didn't do a lot of variations on the Feather Stitch but I stitched enough to get the feel of it. I used the water soluable markers to draw some guiding lines but still found myself counting threads to get the spacing even. The curvy one was tricky. I didn't have the space to add more curvy lines with it but I think it would be good in different colors. The last one was a whim. I kept increasing the number of threads as I moved down to make the line larger. Then I went back and added French Knots, which I needed to practice for another project, and enjoyed seeing how it took shape.

I used the other half of the page I'd already embroidered with the Blanket Stitch. This is how the whole page looks now. I haven't figured out how to label the stitches. I didn't really leave room for that and am not sure I need to. I'm not good at embroidering words.

I divided the sections with plain sewing thread this time instead of perle cotton and when I took the center line out, it didn't leave traces of color. Yay!


deanna7trees said...

love that graduated feather stitch with the french knots.

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Your page of stitching looks really nice Gina. Very nice feather stitching :)

Bree at "Bree's Way" said...

I like how you did the feather stitch with the little flowers, they remind me of lavender, I love them.

Rose said...

Your page is lovely! Love the graduated feather stitch!