Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Basque Stitch-1

TAST-2012-Week-29-Basque Stitch


29th Week's challenge announced by Sharon in TAST 2012 is Basque Stitch. Visit her site here for more info:


This is one of the simplest stitches. It is easy to stitch and once we make a few stitches, it is quite rhythmic- something like knitting.  This is one of my favorite stitches as it is easy and there is lot you can do with it.


Here is one of my attempts: 
I used this stitch to decorate the neck and pockets of my kurtha. The fabric is pure heavy cotton known as Khadi-that is hand spun. You can see the colour in the below pictures better.
I made a mistake here. I could have followed the curve while stitching at the neck. But somehow I did not. So it is broken. It would have been more beautiful if I had followed the curve with out a break. But if I remember this was my first attempt and that too with out much practise.
A closer look at the stitch. I used tow stitches of Basque -one with yellow and the other with green.
Here is a look at the stitch around the pocket. Here I used single stitches inbetween the green one.
A closer look at the stitch.

This was one of my first attempts long time back-years ago. Now I would love to do a sampler. Let me try it and post it....Keep a watch on my blog.....

8 comments:

KippysSoMature said...

lovely stitching - and your blog banner is beautiful!

Ms Sharma said...

Thank you

Queeniepatch said...

The Basque stitch in particular is good for overlapping or doing in double rows. Very attractive edgings.

Ms Sharma said...

Yes you are right. Thanks a lot dear.

Kathy said...

I love your use of the stitch on clothing! Beautiful.

Ms Sharma said...

Thanks a lot Kathy

Laurel said...

Lovely use of the basque stick. I like the effect of the overlapping colors.

Ms Sharma said...

Thanks a lot Laurel