Wednesday, February 14, 2007

TASTy feather

Well it's back to TAST and this week's stitch is feather. Yes that first picture is right side up - I wanted to play with different thicknesses of thread, starting with chenille and working my way down to a thin metallic. The beaded feather stitch is something you think of to do at 4 am when you can't sleep - I'm not sure how successful it is, but it's still interesting....

8 comments:

Dianne said...

Lin, your stitches look perfec, the kimono is stunning.. I reall love the button..
Most of all I was very inspired by your words on creativity.. I really don't do much hand stitching. The idea to challenge myself to use maybe other things or doing them a different way really has me thinking what I CAN do.. Thank you so much for this and for all you share..

barbara ac said...

Feather stitch is very versatile, isn't it, and a great stitch to add bits to, like in your nice flowery stems. I like the way you did that to the earlier cretan sample too - really clever!

lynneagh said...

There are times when I find your stitching inventions even MORE inspiring than Sharon's, which is saying something! Today, with your first example, you have solved a problem for me that has been bugging me, off and on, for a couple of years. Now I know how I'm going to stitch tumbleweeds! Thanks!

Susan said...

Those are wonderful. I like the randomness of the top picture - love doing those. All the middle ones are terrific, but I really like the middle one, with the buttonhole flowers. The beaded one is cute. Different!

Candi Harris said...

Lin, you do such beautiful work I'm so glad to see I'm taking Sharon'sclass with you!
HUGZ:)
Candi

Mary Corbet said...

These are really beautiful samples! Nice job!

neki desu said...

great kimono! the beaded sample is inspiring.

neki desu

Helen in the UK said...

Love your flowery feather stitch samples and the beaded one too :)