Monday, January 08, 2007

Take a Stitch Tuesday - Herringbone

I'm back after a busy weekend. Had a nice day with all the family on Saturday, my Nan come up too which was a nice surprise. Yesterday Mark and I went walking in the morning and then I got to do some stitching in the afternoon.

I have lots of things started but not much to share picture wise yet, but that should leave plenty to share later in the week.

I have been working on my Herringbone though for the TAST challenge. You might remember I said I was going to attempt a mermaid. Well there is still a bit of work to do to finish the block as a whole but I have done my herringbone tail. Here it is.

Originally I was going to bead in the centre of each of the herringbone diamonds but I think I may just leave it as it is. I used a variegated green embroidery floss to do the stitching and didn't worry too much about getting them particularly even as I thought that way it would look a bit more organic. I think I will bead her some sort of bra and maybe stitch round her body to give it a bit more definition.

I haven't decided what I am going to do with the pieces I create for this challenge yet but I may make them into some sort of fabric journal if I get time.

7 comments:

StegArt said...

She's wonderful! I'm looking forward to seeing how she turns out.

Micki said...

I agree, she looks great. A good use of the herringbone stitch.

Thank you for your comment on my blog about my piece.

Helen in the UK said...

Love your work so far. The herringbone has worked brillients - very scaley! Organic has worked just right and the varigated colour gives movement too :)

Sue B said...

This is awesome! I think she'll look fab with a beaded top.

Misa said...

She's beautiful! I LOVE the tail. I wouldn't have thought to use herringbone for that, but it makes perfect sense, now that I see it.

Susan said...

I love your mermaid! I have tunnel-vision and don't think of using these in the ways that some of you do, so it's great to see something like this.

I also liked your postcards. Anyone getting one has to be happy.

Dianne said...

I'm a big mermaid fan, and she is very beautiful. Great tail.