Tuesday, January 31, 2012

TAST Week Five Herringbone





This stitch is a happy one to work with, and I show you how it's incorporated into one of my ongoing embroideries. I'm not making a stitch sampler, unlike quite a few TAST participants, and I'm not using an evenweave or counted stitch type of base, but rather working freehand, with no prearranged lines and no weave to work with. For me this is more fun,but I admire enormously the accomplishment of a lot of the other participant work I've been seeing, too. For me,the unexpectedness of freestyle is what attracts.

Speaking of which, if you want to see a few quick studies I ripped out this week in monotypes, go here

6 comments:

Minimiss said...

I keep forgetting to drop in here for a look. The embroidery/art is looking great.

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Hi Boud! Thank you for visiting my blog & leaving your nice comments! I haven't started yet on my herringbone TAST challenge piece but I will this weekend. I certainly admire your free form style of stitching and it's definitely something I'm working towards :)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Herringbone is one of my favourite stitches to play with. I can see you're having fun with it too.

Isabelle said...

I love your colors, they are so fresh and acidulous (?)

Boud said...

Isabelle, I think acidule, sorry, no accent on my keyboard, probably translates to "acid" or "tangy" like a kind of citrus feeling. Is that close to what you were saying? it would work, given the kind of colors I'm using here.

Connie said...

I love your freeform style and agree it is more fun than traditional use of even weaves - yet I still do so much of the later.
Maybe I'm too old to really change style but I try! Connie.