Now that the Studio Journal as Designer’s Workhorse class is done, I’ve taken the time to catch up on my TAST stitching. I’ve combined five weeks into the sampler band I’ve done this week. So what stitches did I use?
- Week 7 Detached Chain
- Week 8 Chain Stitch
- Week 11 Whipped and Woven Wheels (never had much luck with this one before)
- Week 12 Alternating Barred Chain (first time stitching this one)
Spring is definitely happening here in Southern Alabama and this inspired me to create a little fantasy flower garden and fresh, feathery, green garland. I tried to follow an idea put forth by Mary Corbet to given my flowers a kind of raised center, but I did not have much success with this. Guess I’ll have to keep on trying. But I’m not disappointed with my results. There is a lot of texture to my flowers. And I had fun while learning two new stitches!
- Alternating barred chain interspersed with chain DMC 3814 (1 strand) and DMC 3813 (2 strands)
- Detached Chain DMC 3821
So what do you think? Which is your favorite Fantasy Flower? Or do you like the Garland best?