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crazy quilt detail

In this section of the crazy quilt block I covered the seam with some hand dyed lace and further embroidered it with detached chain stitch. The thread is hand dyed silk. I then added some copper coloured beads and some seed beads.

The ‘flower’ is a crochet motif. I secured the metal flower in the middle of the crochet motif with small bead. I felt it set  the motif off. Both lace and motif are from the same dye lot.

What is the story?
This regularly published series aims to illustrate and document the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and decorations on my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. All articles are categorised in the projects under Crazy Quilt details which enables readers to browse back through the series.
Free Crazy quilt block patterns
In the process of documenting the seam decorations on this quilt, as I get to each block I am diagramming it out for readers as a free crazy quilt pattern. Links to these free pattern pages are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.
Copyright
I have released the block patterns and stitch ideas for non commercial use but I retain all copyright. Please attribute the work to me, and link back to this blog. You may not take whole articles from this series and republish online. Link please dont republish.


TAST Week 7 Highlights

People certainly enjoyed working detached chain stitch this week.

Once again I can only encourage people to browse the links people have left as you are missing out if you make some time in your week to make a cuppa, and take in some inspiring eye candy.

First up in htis week’s highlights, I would like to point out that over on Threads and Patches, Marjolein has written a tutorial on how to secure a trapped bead using detached chain stitch

Another tutorial is available over on Let’s learn Embroidery demonstratng  using detached chain stitch to attach a shisha mirror 

 

On Arts Crafts and More Veena used detached chain stitch to circle shisha mirrors.

Over on Stitching with a Shimmy, Romilly has provided a free pattern which uses detached chain stitches

I smiled when I saw the little wet duck on this sample from Airy Nothing

Over on Carrement Crazy there is a lovely example of detached chain used on a shabby chic or primitive crazy quilt piece. I am not sure what to call this developing crazy quilting  style but I really like it!

I really enjoyed the freeform sample from Anneliese which looks a little like a palm tree!

Another enjoyable piece is found over on playful stitching. I particularly liked the owls.

I loved the colour scheme Chris Richards used in her latest mandela over on Ella’s Craft Creations.

Over on Bland garner, trasor och trådar there is a series of experiments with this stitch

This brightly coloured poppy field by Patricia Gellon attracted my eye too

Finally this freeform sampler has been growing under the hands of Yarn Goddess over on Sooner or later.

Further information on the FAQ page

If you need further information on the challenge a list of stitches covered so far or directions on how to participate please visit the TAST FAQ page.

You can read back through TAST articles by browsing Challenges -  Take a Stitch Tuesday category

Other groups and networks

You can also share your explorations with other members on the social network site of your choice. There is a Facebook TAST 2012 page,   stitchin fingers group and the flickr TAST site. These sub groups are set up by the request of members you do not have join any of them.

 


Take a Stitch Tuesday week 7

I hope by now people can see that I have structured this challenge so that new hands can develop skills based of previous experience.

For more experienced stitchers I am encouraging them to take the stitch and push it further. Not necessarily take the documented variations that are in various stitch dictionaries but take the stitch itself and see what you can do with it. I am not saying working variations is wrong as some variations will appear as part of the challenge later in the year.  This is a gentle ‘keep it simple’ reminder that the challenge is to take a stitch and see what can be done with it.

For those who dont like the push it further aspect, combining the weeks stitch with a previous TAST challenge stitch is fun too.

 

Ok What is the stitch this week? This week the stitch for the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge is Detached chain stitch which you can find directions for in my stitch dictionary. Detached chain stitch is also known as daisy stitch and lazy daisy stitch but dont let those names lead you into thinking that it has to be worked as a flower. It is called detached chain because that is what it is and can be used to create all sorts of patterns and textures forinstance these samples are stitched over sequin waste to create a pattern.

Once again the challenge is:

For new hands to learn the stitch

Or

If you are an experienced stitcher take the stitch and push it a little further in a creative manner or combine this stitch with one of the stitches already covered in TAST 2012. If you have worked a sample in a previous challenge feel free to post a link in comments as it will inspire people but if you have time do try another sample and do something different and new!

Try working it different threads, or on different fabrics. Play with scattering and layering.  You can add beads,  overlap the stitch, or use it to couch down another thread or ribbon.

No matter what you do with it explore the stitch.

How to join in

Stitch a sample,  take a photograph of it, put in online in your blog, flickr site or on stitchin fingers page, swing by here and leave a comment with your full web address so people can visit and see your sample.

Any special rules?

There are no rules but I do have a request, please link back here.

Interesting work will be featured

Each week I will feature samples that participants have stitched order to draw attention to creative and interesting work. This means some work will be re-published. I will credit and link to the owners website but I assume that when you leave your link here, I have your permission to feature your work. If you do not want your work to be featured please say in the comment you leave and I wont do it.

Further information on the FAQ page

If you need further information on the challenge a list of stitches covered so far or directions on how to participate please visit the TAST FAQ page.

You can read back through TAST articles by browsing Challenges -  Take a Stitch Tuesday category

Other groups and networks

You can also share your explorations with other members on the social network site of your choice. There is a Facebook TAST 2012 page,   stitchin fingers group and the flickr TAST site. These sub groups are set up by the request of members you do not have join any of them.

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crazy quilt hand embroidered seam detail

Seam decoration on crazy quilt block:

This seam is found on crazy quilt block 50. It  is threaded arrow stitch. I threaded the stitch with a hand dyed knitting ribbon then added beads in the valleys of the pattern. On the hills I added a detached chain stitch worked in a metalic thread.

 

What is the story?

 

This regularly published series aims to illustrate and document the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and decorations on my crazy quilt I dropped the button box.

 

All articles are categorised in the projects under Crazy Quilt details which enables readers to browse back through the series.

 

Free Crazy quilt block patterns

 

In the process of documenting the seam decorations on this quilt, as I get to each block I am diagramming it out for readers as a free crazy quilt pattern. Links to these free pattern pages are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.

 

Copyright

 

I have released the block patterns and stitch ideas for non commercial use. However, you must attribute the work to me, and link back to this blog. You may not take whole articles from this series and reprint them online, as that is not in the spirit of sharing.