Friday, February 3, 2012
Sticks & Stones–Herringbone
Week 5 at Take a Stitch Tuesday brought us the Herringbone Stitch. I love herringbone stitch and once covered all the seams on a quilt with it – see it HERE.
This time I had to push myself a little though to explore it a little bit more. There is still much more I could try with this stitch but……later….
I have called this little piece Sticks and Stones. The round selvedge pieces being the stones and the zentangle-like pattern in the background, the sticks. The border is made with the woven herringbone. Definitely going to use this again in my embroidery.
This zentangle pattern always reminds me of that childhood game we used to play called ‘Pickin’ up Sticks’. Loved that game!
I am still doing the journal page for each TAST stitch but neglected to put the cretan scribblings up last week.
It is quite helpful to sketch ideas first as it often triggers something, sometimes ending up nothing like the sketch. Interesting.
Have a great weekend everyone and happy stitching.
Labels: TAST 2012