This week the challenge for take a stitch Tuesday is Oyster stitch.
It looks a bit complicated at first glance but is well worth learning. It is one of those stitches that once you learn the rhythm it has loads of possibilities.
Some people have trouble with it as in the second step of these directions they try to make a stitch instead of simply sliding thier needle under the thread. At this point you are not going through the fabric.
It produces a raised nobly spot which can be enhanced by using different weights and thickness of thread.You can have great fun with it if you simple work it in freeform manner.
You can extra sparkle with beading techniques and it looks great with a seed bead embedded at the centre.
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 or combine this stitch with one of the stitches already covered in TAST 2012. If you have worked a sample in a previous challenge feel free to post a link in comments as it will inspire people 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 visit and see your sample.
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 and I wont include it in the feature, as of course I respect your wishes.
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