Touch My Stitches #15 : Chevron Stitch

Day 271 Week 6 of 52 of the TAST Challenge.  The Chevron Stitch
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I am behind on my weekly stitches but continuing to challenge myself to finish them and learn more about stitching.  In keeping with my free developing 'Scape series I saw this fabric at the store and knew that it was going to be the background for the next set of stitches.  I know I said I was going to do this all with scrap fabrics but A. It really spoke to me and B. I had a coupon.  It is a printed Duck Cloth, I really like stitching on this fabric because it is a little thicker and well it just works for me.

But with duck cloth you really have to finish the edges because they get all shreddy, especially after washing.  Here I zigzaged the edges and cut them with pinking scissors.

The Chevron was a little more time intensive and a little less free flowing.  I really had to put down not only long straight lines but smaller dashes where the top and bottom T parts would go.

After washing the duck cloth becomes very soft and flowing so it was hard to keep the stitches straight, even with the drawn lines.  Normally, I do not hoop but I tried here it just didn't work out because the stitches were on the edge of the fabric, I didn't have a big enough hoop and the stitches themselves were bigger than I expected in this piece. Perhaps I will investigate getting one of those rectangular frames in the future.

I am not quite sure what this is going to be but I had it in my head that this would be a frame of some kind.  Framing what we shall see as I move on to the next stitch. I would have liked to see these stitched smaller but this is what my hand and head were telling me to do.

You can see all the marks I had to make.  The fabric is soaking and then I will have to dry and iron before moving on to the next stitch because the red pencil marks turned parts of the white thread pink.

I have never worked this stitch before.  I definitely made a few mistakes, these are not as free flowing as some of the other ones.  You have to really concentrate to keep them straight and as even as possible.  I did pick out some of the mistakes but others I left in so in the future I can see where I started from.

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  1. This is such a lovely fabric - are you going to restrict yourself to white thread only? Sorry if I sound nosy.... I used only one thread - green - in the last challenge and it made it hard to do some of the stitches effectively.

    1. Nah not nosy Diane, I LOVE to chat, especially about creative stuff! I actually was going to use all white. I had it in my head that the finished product might be some sort of Mediterranean blue and white thing but as I was sitting in my office today I spied these vintage wooden spools of red and magenta threads and so I am catching up with the next stitch today using those. I can see how using one color thread, especially white, would have probably gotten me mixed up at some point just going blind trying to figure the stitches out lol.


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