Monday, January 08, 2007

T.A.S.T

I'm taking part in SharonB's 'Take a Stitch Tuesday' challenge, where each week we are given a stitch to interpret in our own way. There are nearly 170 people signed up. This weeks stitch is Herringbone.
I decided to explore texture rather than colour, shape or pattern so chose a freestyle random approach.

This first sample is raffia on a background of tea dyed silk noil.


This sample is undyed silk threads in varying thicknesses on a background of tea dyed silk noil.



This last sample is a cotton fabric where I have torn strips of the fabric to use as thread.



I have made them all into postcards for easy storage with notes on the back for future reference.

If you would like to see how others have interpreted the stitch then SharonB does a weekly round up on her blog listing all the blogs where you can find finished samples and there is also a Flickr page with photos of the samples at Take a Stitch Tuesday.

13 comments:

kay susan said...

Lovely effects with unusual materials. Inspiring...

Sue B said...

These samples are wonderful! Love that last one, the colors are yummy.

Fiona said...

glad you're doing this challenge. love the use of fabric and raffia as 'thread'

Carol said...

These are fab, what agreat idea to store them as postcards with the insructions on the back! Well done

Carol said...

lovely samples,great texture from the torn stripsthe great idea touse postcard format for your records

MargaretR said...

I love what you have done with the herringbone stitch and also the great idea of saving the samples as postcards. Mags

Angelcat said...

These are just great. What a lovely way to explore the stitch.

StegArt said...

Wow you are really being creative with this stitch. You go girl!

Micki said...

Great work and excellent idea of postcards with notes on the back.

Kim said...

I like the first two - the neutrals are very pleasing. Nice work.

Dianne said...

Great samples!! Love the bottom one.

Doreen G said...

Wow how creative are these.
I have been amazed at your creativity for a while now but I have only just joined blogger to do Sharon's TAST.
You rock

Helen in the UK said...

Love your idea to use texture to interpret. All great, but particularly the torn fabric strips - very inventive :)