Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Take a Stitch Tuesday Week 3: Feather Stitch

 I layered feather stitch in different threads, thread weights and colors for my free embroidery piece this week.  The rock at the bottom is an overdyed linen thread.  The stems are soy silk and perle cotton, the flowers in french knots and detached chain stitch are in soy silk.

The even weave variations on Feather Stitch show differences in stitch length, stitch width and stitch orientation.  Feather stitch is combined with french knots, detached chain, and buttonhole stitch.  Colors are combined to create different effects.

The final picture is a picture of the stitch sampler so far.  There are five rectangular blocks:  arrowhead stitch, backstitch, fly stitch, buttonhole stitch and feather stitch.  The first two were stitched before this round of TAST started.


  1. I think this looks lovely! Your sampler is beautiful!

  2. I love your free embroidery piece!

  3. My favourite is your free piece