Friday, November 16, 2012

TAST - week 45

Open Base Needlewoven Picot
The Open Base Needlewoven Picot was the chosen stitch of the week.  I had (mistakenly) stitched a few of them in week 44, Closed Base Needlewoven Picot - now I do know the difference and I was able to stitch them much better.  I used 4 strands of floss for the first three, #5 for the next two and #12 for the last two.  I even tried to do a long one at the end - some of you must have used really long needles to wrap around or your sample was really small.

Sharon B at says it is a great stitch for lichen type textures on motifs of trees and bark; stacked in semi circles for great pinecones or worked in circles to form petals for flower like motifs - the leaves stand free from fabric in a 3D manner.  You can see many more samples of this stitch and some really great creations - corn, bananas, water creations, etc at TAST.

1 comment:

Queeniepatch said...

Looking good. You have patience with the long one. Actually you don't need a long pin for the stitch. You CAN fix the top loop with a stitch to the background fabric and once the Picot has been woven, remove that stitch.