Monday, January 2, 2012

Herringbone sampler

I finished my herringbone sampler yesterday, just in time for the start of TAST 2012. I started this sampler last month and already wrote about the first rows here. These 4 rows are an experiment with overdyed Sulky cotton 30. Obviously this thread is too thin for my 28 count linen, but I like the pattern of the stitches.

Here I made a border with a herringbone corner with perle 5. The brown triangle is a closed herringbone with perle 8. If you click the photo you can see how I changed the size of the stitches.

I think this row is my favourite. First I stitched the big herringbones with yellow perle 5. Then I made the brown rows with DMC broder special to tie the big herringbones.

This is a great filling or border pattern. I stitched it with 2 threads of stranded floss.

On this sampler I only wanted to use herringbone stitches, because I'm going to attach it to the stitch file worksheet. Then it's easy to see how I made the stitches later. But it would be fun to add beads or other stitches in the open spaces.

10 comments:

  1. What interesting variants of the seam! Excellent!

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  2. Nice herringbone sampler stitches!
    Linda in NM

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  3. your favorite is my favorite too.
    love the different sized herringbones combined together like this~!
    very nice.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  4. Yea! You're on Pintangle highlights for this week - deservedly so.
    :Diane - yarngoddess

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  5. Lovely variations, as always beautifully stitched! Connie.

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  6. nice variations! I love how you turn it to 90 degrees! (I tried too, but was not so lucky as you!)

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  7. Thanks for all your samples...such a help to me!

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