Saturday, June 24, 2017

Not a lot of progress on the encrusted calico piece in the last couple of days, due to the Viking costume, work and just general life.  But the Viking warrior costume was a hit with Miss P.  Unfortunately due to the early hour, the wet weather and the fact its winter here the photos are dark and fuzzy.  Will get her to put it on again to take some more pics if it ever stops raining.

On the encrusted calico front there is some progress, not a lot but some.  I did stem stitch band on the dog bone button and that worked well although its a bit boring so will have to come up with something a bit 'extra' for that.

I do have a plan for this weeks TAST stitch (Sorbello stitch) although I haven't started the stitching yet.  I was really struggling for inspiration this week, some just seem to fall into place and others are a real slog.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Chicken Little #86 - Herringbone Square

A bit late with my TAST for the week, the new stitch was published this morning.  But here he is.  I love the look on his face, looks like he's saying 'I dare you to make fun of my skivvy' 😆

The stitches came out a bit bigger than I planned, there is actually only two rows of the stitch there, 10 'squares'.

As for this weeks stitch, it's Sorbello stitch.  The link to the tutorial on TAST is here.  I borrowed a pic from Sharon's tutorial.  Hmm what am I going to do with that one??

Haven't started on the Viking costume yet... thats tomorrow afternoons job.

Monday, June 19, 2017

A bit more progress on the encrusted calico.  Managed to add a few beads without hating them, so I've definitely had some 'growth' as an embroiderer 😊.  Sorry about the lighting its dark and grey here today.

Oh! I did also have an idea for the bone shapes, I'm going to try raised stem band.  So we'll see how that goes... you never know I might even include some beads haha.  If the raised stem band doesn't work out I might try some 'cast on' loopy bits.

Finally came up with a plan for the TAST stitch for the week... Herringbone Square.  I can't say I'm a fan of the Herringbone family of stitches, I just want them to all be uniform in size and shape and it never works out that way.  Will hopefully post a pic of the finished piece tomorrow.

Meanwhile this week I also need to make a 'Viking' costume for Miss P as this week is Book Week at school and they're having a 'come as a book character' day at school.  And as her favourite books of late are the 'Horrible Histories' series... she's chosen 'Vicious Vikings'.  So watch this space for that disaster later this week 😆