There has been some fantastic work done this week so much so I have had real trouble keeping this list to a manageable length. The week went like this. I started out thinking I would feature 5 pieces of work but within days I had 60 bookmarks in my folder. I decided that was way too much so I got mean and whittled it down to 35. Then it grew again to 50 and spent an age trying to whittle it down but there was so much interesting work produced.
I want to say that what I have here is the tip of the iceberg. I know people rave on and say that what people have done is amazing etc and it’s difficult to choose etc but this is really the case! It took me an age to try and decide and that was more because I was trying to decide, flick back and forth between this and that piece. To be honest in the end I could not decide.
Also by chance we have some very different formats so if you are stuck in a rut on format this might give you some ideas.
Do your self a favour, make a cuppa and sit down and browse the sites in the comments in the TAST week 1 Fly stitch post. It is really worth while and very inspirational. Also when you visit a site leave a comment and let them know. If people have gone to the trouble to share they will enjoy a comment from you.
First up over on Lets Learn Embroidery there is a tutorial on how to work this peacock using fly stitch.
Some very unusual formats are being used for TAST such as over on Temari Addict Australia. Take a look at this stitching on a Temari ball.
Or this beautiful interpretation by La Bastidane used on a doll
Harvest moon is keeping a simple studio journal.
Ellas craft creations combined the stitch with beads to produce a Mandala.
Valerie of Can the Leopard Change her Spots is working in a freeform manner on felt and check out her post to see her studio journal too!
Another freeform approach is from Luiz Vaz on stitchin fingers (I loved the fish!)
I liked the methodical approach of Linda of Stitched Lines.
And in total contrast the freeform approach of Yarn Goddess of Sooner or Later
Finally I liked very much how Veena of Arts Crafts and More, applied this stitch.
I hope you have enjoyed the first highlights feature. I know I enjoyed collating together the material. In future I will try and keep it limited to around 5, I promise.
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