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27 Jun 2012

I started a work which will last for months - small patches of an old secondhand-bought jacket were cut into pieces - it was already a patchwork jacket. So I had no large pieces. I basted the pieces to an uni-coloured fabric of which I thought it would fit all those faded colours of the patches.
I am going to stitch the patches down with embroidery - the stitches which SharonB
posted in 2010 and is posting in 2012 as Tast (Take a stitch Tuesday).

Photos are not so good - I took them with my iPad
I filled already one patch with mostly knotted Cretan stitches.
I was learning them so some are really wonky and not good

This is my second patch. Clockwise I made threaded running stitch, chain cable stitch, oh my,
not vey good just learning to do them
and detached chain stitch

More threaded running stitches

6 comments:

  1. Interesting Anneliese. It will be a lovely piece to showcase your stitch progress as you learn new stitches and develop your skills.

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  2. This is looking VERY interesting, Anneliese! Not the least bit " housewifey"!!

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  3. What a good idea to combine a recycled patchwork jacket quilt and TAST stitches. Go slow and have fun!

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  4. This will keep you busy Anneliese, and will be an exciting piece of clothing. I like to wear things like this from time to time - great talking pieces I find. Will watch the progress with much interest.

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  5. I love a good old recycling project. Great idea!

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  6. This is a wonderful project and will I am sure become a great family heirloom. Your stitching is very good.

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