Tuesday, March 06, 2012
TAST Week 10: Running Stitch
Before I share this week's samples, I have one more example of couching to share. It is a small snail that is made out of silk and metal threads from Thistle Threads. I have had it for a while and finally sat down and worked on it this weekend.
I completed two pieces using running stitch. One is a section of my even weave sampler that contains a variety of darning samples taken from Darned Easy: A Collection of Darning Patterns by Sally Simon. They are stitched in Soy Silks on 28 count linen.
The second is made of layers of running stitch in random directions using Soy Silk and metallic threads. The base stitches are vertical, horizontal and diagonal. Toward the top there is a spiral layer.