Tast 126 - Alternating up and down buttonhole stitch
Tast 127 - Beaded alternating up and down buttonhole stitch
Stitched on handmade paper which is orange do you believe? I took the photo in a different room to the one I normally use but it is the same paper as I used for the last Tast stitches I've shown.
Handmade stamps from junk.
I used a used nail buffer like the one on the left and some corrugated card as shown to make a stamp. I just used double sided sticky tape to cover all the sides with the card, then painted them with acrylic paint which was quite messy as I painted all the sides while the paint was still wet.
The grooves face a different way on each side.
It looks a lot better once I painted over it with inks.
For the second stamp I used an old key which I glued to an old thread reel.
Another crazy patchwork bib, this one for friend Gill's new grandson. Made with vintage fabrics... one of them I used was leftover from a pram quilt I made my daughter when she was a baby, she's 35 now. What do you think about green for a boy, a change from the usual blue or just not right?
Yesterday we had a fun day at Gill's making cloth dolls, or starting a cloth doll. Gill has made some wonderful dolls so she was sharing her knowledge. This is what I've made so far, a basic head and hands.
Hand printed leaves on fabric, chiffon layers, embroidery and beads.
The stitches on the left include variations of beaded buttonhole stitch (tast 118), beaded feathered chain stitch (tast 113), beaded fly stitch, running stitch.....the one that looks like a caterpillar is beaded vandyke stitch (tast 116).
On the right is beaded fly stitch and feather stitch to which I applied the beads afterwards.
If you want to learn to embroider or learn some new stitches join in the tast challenge.
Spoonflower have launched a challenge - to draw everyday for a month. They will send you a prompt each day. Because of time differences this is yesterday's prompt which I did last night and to be honest it's not one of my favourites.