Tuesday, March 9, 2010

TAST Week 1 "Diamond Stitch"

...This really should be titled, "Flunking the Diamond Stitch".

I've decided that my TAST stitching (that's the "Take a Stitch Tuesday" challenge that Sharon Boggon is running) is all going to go onto my Vintage CQ project. It's the only way I'll get to spend the time, if I double task these things.
The Diamond Stitch did not seem like a great fit for this application, though--too many knots that wouldn't show up that well. Plus it was just not easy for me to "get it"!

I went for the look of it, kind of...

The light blue Aurofil wool/acrylic thread there is my version of the Diamond Stitch. Rather pathetic!

But I am excited about Week 2's stitch, the Knotted Loop Stitch. I know that one will go better for me because it is not as complicated and much more graphic...

5 comments :

veena krishnakumar said...

hi
i think it looks pretty, subtle:-)

Possibilities, Etc. said...

It's good to know there's something you flunked! - That knotted loop stitch makes me wish I had joined the TAST. Love it!

Marty52 said...

The fabric above your diamond stitch looks familiar, Ms. Allie! ;0) TAST would have been fun but I'm already 2 months behind on the BJP so it was probably a good idea I didn't join!

Walden said...

Just a question of aesthetics, why did you choose to put a line in the diamonds instead of making them open? I think it looks nice, just not as open as the other version.

Allison Ann Aller said...

To answer your question...I liked how Sharon put a bugle bead in there between her diamonds...I guess that was what inspired me.
I just couldn't "grasp" that stitch!
;-) Allie