I have certainly enjoyed visiting and seeing all the samples created last week. It has become part of my morning routine to approve comments and visit the sites over a quiet coffee.
This week the stitch for the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge is Feather stitch. For those who are new to embroidery you will find aspects of the hand movements of this stitch are similar to those learnt in Fly stitch and buttonhole.
You will find directions on how to work feather stitch in my stitch dictionary.
Once again the challenge is:
For new hands to learn the stitch
If you are an experienced stitcher take the stitch and push it a little further in a creative manner.
Rows of the stitch can be built up to create patterns.
Try working it different threads, or on different fabrics. Play with the spacing of the ‘arms’ working the parts closely together, or work it far apart, add beads, overlap lines of the stitch, or use it to couch down another thread or ribbon.
No matter what you do with it explore the stitch.
If you have worked a sample in a previous challenge that is great and feel free to post a link in comments as it will inspire people (I am sure folks learn most form the eye candy provided by the community) but if you have time do try another sample and do something different and new!
How to join in
Stitch a sample, take a photograph of it, put in online in your blog, flickr site or on stitchin fingers page, swing by here and leave a comment with your full web address so people can check out your stitching.
Any special rules?
There are no rules but I do have a request, please link back here.
Interesting work will be featured
Each week I will feature samples that participants have stitched order to draw attention to creative and interesting work. This means some work will be re-published. I will credit and link to the owners website but I assume that when you leave your link here, I have your permission to feature your work. If you do not want your work to be featured please say in the comment you leave and I wont do it.
Further information on the FAQ page
If you need further information on the challenge a list of stitches covered so far or directions on how to participate please visit the TAST FAQ page.
You can read back through TAST articles by browsing Challenges – Take a Stitch Tuesday category
Other groups and networks
You can also share your explorations with other members on the social network site of your choice. There is a Facebook TAST 2012 page, stitchin fingers group and the flickr TAST site. These sub groups are set up by the request of members you do not have join any of them.
Have fun! Hopefully there will not be too many tangles!