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I’ve added a tentative new glossary to the KnitWiki today, the English to Latvian glossary. If you are a native speaker please feel free to correct me, and add any new information. I’ve been attempting to read a vintage Latvian knitting book I purchased…
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Today’s post is about another sampler for my embroidery reference books, but this time it’s not a TAST stitch. I’ve been fascinated by rainbow stitch ever since I saw a video on Youtube. It’s unlike the style of stitches I’m used to and the way the colour…
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In no particular order, a whole lot more TAST embroidery samplers, and a whole bunch of other non-TAST samplers 🙂 All of my TAST and stitch samplers are 20 by 20 cm or 8 by 8 inches square, and are worked on upcycled fabric (either other people’s…
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I have been madly stitching away on the Take a Stitch Tuesday embroidery challenge but completely forgot to post about my samplers so I’m going to try and catch up over a couple of posts. Because I like to go back and revisit older stitches, I’ll post the…
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My latest TAST embroidery sampler page revisits one of my favourite stitches, Pekinese (aka Pekingese) stitch. While reading “New Stitches for Needlecraft” by Edith John, I found some examples I couldn’t wait to try out. My favourite techniques include…
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Today is another TAST embroidery sampler or two, this time Algerian eye stitch. My ideas for this stitch were simple, one worked on cotton quilting fabric over waste canvas. This is an embroidery canvas held together by a starchy substance. When you soak…
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I might have to rename this blog “Mostly Stitching”, or “Things Made of String” or something because today I have yet another TAST embroidery sampler to show. I didn’t feel like I had given shell chain enough attention when I made my catch up samplers a…
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I’d been looking forward to working basque stitch for the TAST embroidery challenge and really went to town with both the stitching and my background fabrics for this sampler. Since I love flowers and floral designs, I chose to stitch a little garden. For…
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This is my final catch up post for the TAST embroidery challenge. Hopefully from now on I’ll be posting my samplers as I stitch them! Stitch 71 is alternating up and down buttonhole stitch. Since I like up and down  buttonhole stitch so much that I…
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The second stitch for the TAST embroidery challenge for 2017 (stitch 70 overall) was fancy herringbone stitch. Whilst I quite like some of my samples, I found it to be a rather annoying and over complicated stitch to work. I quickly discovered I had…
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