Do you want a catch up week?
I notice in the comments people are once again saying they are tying to catch up. Do people want a catch up week next week? Leave a comment on this post and vote yes for a catch up week or no. I will count the votes and I will follow the majority.
When I suggest a catch up week I so because for some people keeping up with a challenge like this can be difficult particularly if new to hand embroidery. They can feel overwhelmed and drop the activity all together. More experienced stitchers know they can pick it up again but people who are new dont necessarily do so. We do lose people when they feel they can’t catch up.
For those who are experienced stitchers if pressured by time quality drops as people dash of a quick sample so they can keep up. So far this challenge is fantastic and I would prefer to let folks catch up before focus suffers and engagement drops.
The result does not matter to me as I already have next stitch in draft. There will be 52 stitches in the challenge so if during the year there are a few catchup weeks the challenge will just over run so folks wont miss out on a stitch.
So do we need a catch week? Leave a comment and be counted in the vote.
This weeks Take a Stitch Tuesday Challenge stitch something easy! This week the challenge is sheaf stitch.
I don’t have this stitch in my stitch dictionary so here are the directions.
Directions on how to do Sheaf stitch
Thread your needle under the left straight stitch. Take your thread over the top and pass your needle under the right straight stitch and insert the needle in the middle and take the thread to the back. Pull snug to make a small cross bar.
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, you leave and I wont include it in the feature.
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