This week there is a break in TAST 2012 to give stitchers whose lives have gotten really busy a chance to catch up. After all, if you get frustrated and so behind the challenge might just become another UFO! And Sharon Boggon is all about setting people up for success!
For those who were up to date she offered two bonus challenges. One of them was to create some “Bling,” some eye candy to inspire others using from 3 to 6 of the stitches from the challenge list to date. For some reason “Bling” hit me. And when I think of Bling I think “Black Tie.” And, with my interest in Blackwork, my mind obviously jumped to Blackwork Bow Tie. Here is what I quickly stitched up (based upon a sketch in my Studio Journal.)
I have used these stitches:
- Chain Stitch combined with Buttonhole Stitch
- Fly Stitch
- Herringbone 4/4
- Herringbone Ladder
- Running Stitch
I will be posting more details later this week on my blog, Blackwork Lessons, after I create a clean copy of the pattern and directions. Followers of Blackwork Lessons and The Shop Sampler who leave a comment requesting a copy of the pattern will receive it, gratis, of course!