My inspiration for this week’s TAST Stitch, Chevron stitch, is a little whacky.
As you will see in the journal entry I was possibly going to do just couched threads/cords etc in straight lines. I was also considering a scene with steps and a zig zag pattern.
While my friend, Shirley, was laying in her hospital bed my husband and I were observing the heart monitor. The idea for my chevron came like a bolt of lightening and I couldn’t wait to get started on my ‘Heart Beats’ piece.
During the time we watched the monitor, one line was particularly erratic ( 2nd from top) and on another line some of the ‘bleeps’ went below as well as above the line from time to time (bottom line). Eventually it all evened out and became regular (top line).
I have couched some yarn, some ric rac and some cord. The dark purple ‘bleeps’ are topped with a half chevron stitch. The border is one chevron done over the other in a different colour.
I have really enjoyed experimenting with this stitch. It is a stitch which I thought had no flexibility, but looking at what others have done with it has proved that theory wrong. Check some of them out HERE.