The pistill stitch

We’re on week 37 and this week I’ve made the 34th stitch of the year! Wow, right? The sampler is growing, slowly but steady. This stitch is called the pistil stitch, also known as long tack knot stitch or Italian knot stitch (and pistillstygn in Swedish). Now that I’ve learned how to do it (it’s just a french knot pulled down away from the needle) I don’t know how I’ve managaged to live (and make embroideries!) without it? It’s so cute, fun and easy to do.

I’m home with a cold this week so I’ve stitched up the #TAST (Take a Stitch Tueseday) already, in good time to post it before the weekend. Can I hear a yay for that too?

Flower in pistill stitch

This piece is on pink linen cloth that I bought recently. It’s going to be a staple-ware in my house from now on. It’s great to stitch on, and lovely to handle. I’m using my favorite floss, pearl cotton (8), though the green stitches is actually linen floss.

Yellow pistill stitches

TAST felt so boring to me two weeks ago, but now all of a sudden, it’s back to being great fun again. The ebb and flow of creativity I guess… Also check out previous TAST posts.

And stitch on everybody!