Thursday, February 9, 2012

TAST 2012 - Herringbone Stitch


My sketchbook got lots of action with this stitch but nothing was original until I hit upon the idea of corset lacing:


I translated one of my quick sketches into embroidery.  It's mostly stem stitch but I had hoped the red lacing would be more dramatic.  Still a cool concept though - I'd like to try using silk ribbon, perhaps with wider and taller herringbone stitches.  I can see a series with this theme.

3 comments:

Ranjana's craft blog said...

You have taken up all the weeks' challenges. Great!
Liked all your work...

Alex said...

As a corset lover, this is fabulous! If you want to have a go at silk ribbon there is a great tutorial at: http://www.alliesinstitches.blogspot.com/2012/02/13mm-silk-ribbon-herringbonea-tutorial.html

Vivian said...

Great stitching, very creative!