February 7, 2012

Take A Stitch Tuesday: Chevron

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As promised, I'm joining the Take A Stitch Tuesday challenge all February long. I'm posting my results here, please leave a link to your blog or Flickr stream in the comments if you're joining in, too!

The chevron stitch was relatively easy and fun - I didn't have counted fabric on hand, but I had a scrap of pillowcase, and I thought the subtle white stripes would make a great "guide" to line up my stitches:

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I tested out three weights of thread - from top to bottom - regular perle cotton, 4 strands of embroidery floss, heavy perle cotton.

Then I used white perle cotton to chain stitch "chevron" down the side:

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Want to learn the chevron stitch?
This wonderful video by Mary Corbet was a great help.

2 excellent photo tutorials of the chevron stitch:
Sarah Whittle's blog
Big B's blog

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on my blog, and find my vintage transfer collection at Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

4 comments:

  1. Love it! Will have to try that one. Thanks Sandra

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  2. excellent project...exceptional stitches! blest be :)

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  3. I am participating in TAST and having a great time.

    http://eclecticlamb.wordpress.com/

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  4. Yes, that pillowcase was a great choice! Your stitches look very neat. I'm still adding to my little sampler, and I'll soon add it to my cqjp fairy block.

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