Monday, February 13, 2012

Organization at last





It's taken me days and days to get my TAST2012 samples ready for public viewing........LOL.....  I posted about my folder here, so won't go into the details of the actual construction now.  For some time I've dallied trying to decide how to display the samples in a pleasing and useful way.  In the end, I've decided to go with strong card, A4 size, protected by re-useable sleeves.  I stitched my samples in such a way so they would fit four to a page.  I have the first four samples ready to share today - they have been glued in place.

Of course, I feel such a journal needs a title page, so here it is.  Yes, I know, nothing stitched and grand, just some lettering.  I do not want to become bogged down with this challenge.  If I were to use fabric pages, I would need to do a lot more sewing, possibly using two layers of fabric per page, and insert eyelets at the sides in order to attach said pages to the rings.

Hopefully the sample close-up will help viewers to see the stitching a little better.  I have decided to try each of them worked on evenweave, as I really have never done that with these type of stitches, ie I've always used them in a more free form manner.  I am quite pleased with the result.  Some of them seem to lend themselves well to being worked en masse, and form a very nice all over pattern, and the addition of a few other simple stitches has given them a lift.  I am actually seeing them in a totally different light.  I am not paying attention to colour co-ordination either, just choosing a thread at will each week, no rhyme or reason, just because - it's rather liberating to be honest.

If you are interested in the samples being worked by others, you can visit http://www.pintangle.com/journal/category/take-a-stitch-tuesday  and take yourself on a creative web hop.  There are some wonderful examples being worked, so creative, and inspiring.  I believe the TAST2012 challenge boasts in excess of 500 participants, so it has obviously caught the attention of many stitchers worldwide.  I can't believe tomorrow will be Week 7.  I won't be posting samples every week, only when I have a group of four ready to share, so please bear with me. 




12 comments:

Penny said...

They look fantastic done like that. I am being very slow with mine.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Linda, Your TAST stitching journal looks great as does your stitching. Hugs Judy

Frances Leate said...

I love organising projects and love your folder. You will have a wonderful record of your stitches to look back on and hopefully it will be passed on to the next generation for posterity. I nearly succumbed to this challenge but had already taken on far too much. Take care.

Sandy said...

That's a great way to record them. It's much better than the long rolled fabric I have.

Radka said...

Well done, Linda! It is looking really good, a very nice way to keep your samples:)

Jensters said...

Hey Linda my sweet friend what a great way to look after those wonderful stitches of yours xx

Juliettecherry said...

Such a neat way to record your TAST challenge. A lot of thought has gone into making it all easy to look at and an effective way to find those stitches again when you need them. Love it.!

Dianne said...

A great idea and they are displayed beautifully. It will be lovely to look back on and a good reference.

michelle said...

What a fabulous idea Linda ! your stitches are beautiful and now you have a wonderful way of looking back at them !!

Karyn said...

your samples look so nice and neat. They do have a different look being done on the evenweave, what a great idea. You will have a great reference when you are done.

Katherine said...

Love your samples Linda. I am behind but hope to catch up this weekend LOL. I've decided to just do mine as basic stitched ATC and label the stitch on the back. I've given up the idea of a sampler LOL.

Jen said...

TAST 2012 samples,Linda what an excellent way to display them. The lettering is in keeping with a sampler.It is very clever stitching lovely to keep. Week 7 already, it passed quick although I am behind with getting to all the posts on here.