Monday, January 23, 2012

Little Feather Trees and Buttonhole Scene Finished

My aim with the TAST stitches is to produce a small piece consisting only of the featured stitch.  It is taking a lot of self control not to embellish with something else!!  Maybe down the track I might add bits and pieces to them but for the duration of the challenge I will try to continue the way I am going.
Little Feather Trees
It has been fun creating my feather trees and Shirley helped me with colours and threads when I was feeling it was all just a bit blah.  Thank you my friend. 
The border is closed feather stitch and the trunk of the willow tree is single feather stitch worked closely.  I used a strip of sari silk folded thinly and couched with feather stitch for the trunk of the central tree. We saw this idea in a book and I had to give it a go. 
Tropical Buttonhole stitch scene
Also, while watching the Australian Open tennis, I finished off my tropical scene in buttonhole stitch.  Added a bit more strength of colour to the leaves and completing the border in closed button hole.  Well, fairly closed.
I am now loving variegated threads and particularly perle cottons which I have a very, very small supply of.  Will have to do some stash building there!!
All in all a very productive Sunday.
If you would like to see more of what people have done with the feather stitch, go across to Sharon’s Pintangle blog HERE - go to the comments and follow the various links to their blogs.  Some real eye candy there!!


Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Di,
Your stitch creations are wonderful!

Linda said...

Both pieces are really cool Dianne. Your plan sounds like a good one, so good luck with it. I do love the feather stitch 'scene', so interesting.

The tennis has been good. I'm going to miss it when it's over.

Hope you are settling back into 'normal' world again. Cheers.

shirley said...

You have a wonderful sense of colour with your quilts Di, and this is showing up in your stitching. It is always you who makes the decisions all I do is point you in a direction, and then you just run with it.

Love both the samples and the way you have used the stitches and colours , to just make the little scenes zing.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Di, both your feather and buttonhole stitch creations are beautiful. Beautiful thread colors and your stitching is fantastic. I really especially loved that closed buttonhole stitched that border the wave scene. So very neat. Hugs Judy

Annet said...

Your samplers are great! I especially like the buttonhole border, so creative.

Raphaela said...

Like your stitching samples. The buttonhole border is great.

Radka said...

You are doing so well, Dianne! Both of your stitcheries are lovely, nice colours and well stitched :)

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Anneliese said...

Dianne, your trees are super and I am quite impressed by the choice of your featherstitches . The wavy border is so good! (I forgot about all the different featherstitches, oh my!)

Julie said...

Amazing work! I'm in awe of your stitching! From one who back stitches everything to death,it is awesome!