Take a Stitch Tuesday week 23

Last week I asked if people needed a catchup week. I put it to the vote asking readers to leave a comment. The votes to take a week off, outweighed those against so it is officially a catch up week but for those who really what a challenge to prevent you suffering withdrawal symptoms I have a mini challenge!

A mini challenge for stitchers who cant stop……

Take up to 8 stitches that we have have done in TAST this year and create an interesting piece. In other words create some eye candy for those who are falling behind, either because of busy lives or because they are new to embroidery that will encourage them to “catch up”.

When done leave a comment.

Take a photograph of your sample, 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 visit and see your sample.

Any special rules?

There are no rules but I do have a request, please link back here.


Further information

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. All these sub groups are set up at request of members

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27 Responses to Take a Stitch Tuesday week 23

  1. Ann says:

    Here’s what I did for the mini-challenge:


    The two little samplers visually represent (in an abstract way) a vacation that my daughters went on recently to southwestern Minnesota and southeastern South Dakota.

  2. julie says:

    Got my post finished. It’s titled “A Chain Stitch Sampler.” Not a bad little post, if I do say so. Maybe it’s because I really enjoyed digging into the chain stitch.

  3. Uma Srinivasan says:

    I have posted my sample using ten stitches

  4. Liz Figures says:

    woops, misread the challenge – just did 6. sorry.xx

  5. Liz Figures says:


    6 stitches. sorry photo has faded the colours a bit. xx

  6. Now I have done all the TAST stitches. This catch up week was really good for me and I am ready for a new stitch on Tuesday. http://ullabritt.wordpress.com/tast-2012/17-wheatear-stitch/

  7. julie says:

    I delved further into the chain stitch with another block for my TAST 2012 Attachments Quilt Blocks. Here is a photo:

    I’ll be blogging about it tomorrow or Monday. As a result, I’ve found a couple new favorite stitches. I’ll let you know when the post is complete!

  8. Claudia says:

    Have used the mini challenge to start a new block for the CQJP. You can see it here: http://fabricfusion.blogspot.com/2012/06/pause-bei-tast-und-juni-block-bei.html
    Thanks and Happy Stitching!

  9. Triche Osborne says:

    Once I realized where the voting was headed on the break issue, I slowed down a bit and combined weeks 22 and 23, using the knotted cretan stitch as one among the five I used for this design. Not only was it great fun to stitch, it allowed me to stretch in terms of design and stitch surfaces:


    (Also posted in Flickr TAST group.)

  10. Mariainez L. Ribeiro dos Santos says:
  11. … and here comes my third catch up stitch. Now I have only one stitch to catch up with. I will manage. http://ullabritt.wordpress.com/tast-2012/18-crossed-buttonhole-stitch/

  12. Carol Harper says:

    Here’s my attempt at using 8 stitches (or more — I actually ended up with lucky 13): http://thatyankstitches.multiply.com/photos/album/29#photo=7

  13. Uma Srinivasan says:

    I have joined TAST 2012 last month.By that time 19 weeks are over.I was happy about the challenge using 8 stitches together.I am working on it .

  14. I do need this catch up week. I have four stitches to do. Here is the fisrt: Satin stitch.
    This stitch is one of those I am most familiar with, so this time I am showing a Swedish twist to it. In traditional embriodery we do one sided Satin Stitch. There is a couple of examples om my Satin stitch page. I should guess you find it in other folk embroideries round the world. http://ullabritt.wordpress.com/tast-2012/14-satin-stitch/

  15. christine says:

    8 stitches we had on Tast to make a little work on the “earth” topic… You can see it on my blog http://6stem5.canalblog.com

  16. Anneliese says:

    I could make a little picture with 12 different stitches from Tast2012 – the break week.

  17. Gayle Schipper says:

    Not the challenge as you laid it out, but I wanted to share the cover for my TAST journal so far. I hope to have a little of all of the stitches if I can.


  18. Heather says:

    I haven’t been participating in TAST, but I do read your blog every day and you have inspired me in my current embroidery project, a sort of freeform crewel interpretation of drawings done around 1700 of Canadian flora and fauna. (The original work is called the Codex Canadensis, and is attributed to Louis Nicholas, a French missionary.) I thought you might enjoy seeing it.

  19. Just the thing for a little experiment! 🙂

  20. It is really very happy and fun doing weekly challenges along with you.
    I wounder the imagination and creations of fellow friends.
    Thanks for the challenge. viji

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