It seems a little strange to be doing TAST again. TAST was the incentive behind this blog in the first place. First time around I fully intended to do each stitch within the week that it was assigned but, of course, life and my natural propensity to take on more than I can realistically manage defeated me.
This time around, I intend to be far more relaxed about it. My aim is to complete some of the stitches that I missed first time around and, if I have the time, to experiment a little with stitches that I am already familiar with.
The first stitch for TAST 2012 is fly stitch. This is one of the stitches that I did in the first round, so I set aside one evening to play with the stitch.
I would have liked to show you the inspiration for my experiment but I cannot find the picture of it. It is a small sample of Japanese embroidery but the only image that I had to go by was my memory.
I began by working large fly stitches within a defined area.
I then divided the spaces between the stitches with more fly stitch.
And so on until I felt that the entire space was filled.
This certainly does not match up to my mental image of the original but I think that the effect is reasonably pleasing.
You can see what others have done with Fly Stitch by reading through the comments section of Take a Stitch Tuesday, Week 1.