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.
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.
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!!