Friday, 3 February 2012

TAST Challenge week 5 - Herringbone stitch

A new month, a new week, a new TAST challenge and a new linen page to work on.

This week's stitch is Herringbone. This is a stitch I've heard of but I don't think I've ever actually tried it!
Here's the close up of my sample...


I had a bit of a play with the basic stitch, changing the stich lengths, spacing and regularity. 

I particularly enjoyed layering different stitch "frequencies" in the different colours. 


It's an interesting stitch this one; I like the effect of the contrasting colours. I enjoyed it although I did struggle a little to fill the space this time.

I'm really inspired by the work of everyone again this week. It's wonderful to be able to see all the different interpretations. I absolutely love these! Two beautiful herringbone designs on Temari (kumo temari and Japanese Temari) - never seen them before... wonder how they're done..... No, mustn't start thinking that, I do NOT need a new craft!!


  1. Nice stitching! I'm so inspired by all the people doing TAST as well

  2. Thanks so much for including a link to my site. Your stitching is lovely . . . and doesn't one always need a new craft? My first teacher was Barb Suess (above, and, and as she says, temari are highly addictive!

  3. Beautiful stitching. Congratulations. Kathy

  4. Very nice, the colors are so cute !


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