Chevron Stitch

TAST2012logoLast night I finished another page for my stitch sampler fabric book. It’s a long term project which I’ve based on last years 100 TAST stitches on Pintangle. Sharon from Pintangle has just started another TAST (Take a Stitch Tuesday) so if you fancy learning a new stitch each week, follow the link.TAST stitch sampler, Chevron Stitch

I started this page when we were visiting family in Weston just before Christmas. I’d not heard of Chevron stitch before but I really like it. The basic stitch is the one on the top row, which doesn’t look anything exciting, but it can then be layered, stacked into diamonds, embellished with other stitches or beads. It took me a bit of time to get my head around the maths with this stitch, especially when changing size or proportions.

I also learned Half Chevron stitch which I like even more! I love the geometric patterns you can make with it. The deep border is inspired by one of Sharon’s photos on Pintangle, in fact I think it’s the photo that first really piqued my interest in TAST. I just love this border, especially in the variegated thread. This thread is DMC 4025, it’s a nice gentle mix of blues and teals. I think it would also look stunning in a more striking variegated thread.TAST stitch sampler, Chevron stitch

I’ve stitched seven pages now, I think once I’ve done about three more I’ll start stitching them together, I don’t want to be left with a whole book to stitch up at the end! I also think seeing the book take shape will spur me on to stitch more pages.TAST stitch sampler, Chevron stitch

Sharon is also running a new project called Beyond TAST, where each month you experiment with just one stitch, see what you can do with it. January’s stitch is running stitch, it’s surprising what you can create with such a simple stitch, there’s some beautiful examples on facebook. I might just make running stitch my next page of the stitch sampler.


About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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30 Responses to Chevron Stitch

  1. quiltgranny says:

    I learned some basic stitches in 4-H club and a couple winters ago I re taught myself a few. There are so many great websites out there with great how-tos posted. Handwork is very relaxing isn’t it.

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  2. rutigt says:

    I´m also following TAST. I´m a bit ahead of 2018 TAST because I started in October 2017, following one of the older TAST.

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  3. katechiconi says:

    Lovely! And such a good idea to log date and location where you created the stitches.

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  4. tialys says:

    You almost made me want to take up embroidery there but then you said ‘maths’ and you lost me again.
    Seriously though, your stitches are always so pretty, maybe I’ll get round to learning one of these days.

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  5. KerryCan says:

    I love seeing your progress on this!

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  6. kathyreeves says:

    Every time you post a page, I think I’d like to do this, then I regain my common sense and say, not yet!

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  7. Kaelyn says:

    wonderful book page and what a great SAL! Thank you for sharing a link to TAST, I’d not heard of it previously.

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  8. Catherine says:

    This is really lovely. I love how you are managing the stitches are creating a great library of stitches.

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  9. anne54 says:

    Your sampler is a great idea, and I love this stitch. Like Kathy, I think “wow, what a wonderful idea” and then remember all the other things I want and need to do! But maybe I can just have a play with the chevron stitch……


  10. Kate says:

    A sampler book is such a cool idea! I love the stitches you’ve shown here.


  11. claire93 says:

    a good idea to start assembling a few pages as you go ^^


  12. Emma says:

    This is so beautiful, it’s such a great idea to make a book of all different stitches 🙂


  13. Susan says:

    Chevron is one of my all-time favorite stitches. It’s such a perfect starting point for many things. Your book is going to be a great history and sampler of stitches.


  14. Deborah says:

    I love everything about this stitch book you are creating, I love the way you have documented the page of each stitch. I joined TAST last year and began again this year.


  15. Another beautiful stitched page! Can’t wait to see running stitch!


  16. Angela says:

    Gorgeous stitching!


  17. Gail says:

    I have always liked doing embroidery…I did my first project as young girl and have dabbled in it ever since. I love seeing your stitching …so creative!


  18. Ivani says:

    What a neat idea a stich sampler book. Your chevron page looks so pretty. Well done!!


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