Todays stitch is Drizzle stitch. Drizzle stitch is used in Brazilian Embroidery and is a down right peculiar stitch with loads of personality! It stands free from the foundation fabric. I have yet to show it to anyone without their reaction being one of first smiling then wanting to touch.
If using this stitch in Brazilian Embroidery you use rayon thread but you can work drizzle stitch in any thread and use it in any surface embroidery.
When you first read the instructions, if you are kind, you will think there is an editing error. If you are not, you will think I am mad. Let me assure there is no error. In order to create this stitch you have to unthread and rethread the needle a number of times during the process of working. This feels counter intuitive particularly if you hate threading needles!
This threading and unthreading does make it time consuming but Drizzle stitch it is worth the effort. It has a wonderfully organic feel to it which makes it ideal for the centre of flowers or situated in underwater scenes.
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