It’s been a bit chaotic as my bag was not found so I had to deal with no phone (WHAAA!) no camera, no ID, credit cards and ATM cards being replaced and so on. It’s no fun having your bag stolen. But the good news is I am using Jerry’s camera (something I have been avoiding as its a huge complex thing that gives me the screaming heebee jeebees – shush dont tell anyone I am scared of it)
Anyway I have a new stitch for you which is a variety of feather stitch. I am sure my readers who do crazy quilting will find it interesting.
How to work Triangular Feather Stitch
I found Triangular feather stitch in a book by Edith John titled Creative Stitches. It is a quick stitch to work once you get in the rhythm of it. I am sure it is a very versatile stitch too as it is a member of the feather stitch family!
To work this stitch you need a basic working knowledge of feather stitch.
Work this stitch between two imaginary parallel lines from top to bottom.
To start this stitch work two regular feather stitches. Bring your needle out on the right hand side of the line. Move to the left and insert your needle with the point emerging directly below as illustrated.
With the thread under the needle pull your needle through.This completes your first single feather stitch. Move downward and to the left and make another single feather stitch.
Take your needle to the right and insert it where your thread emerged on the first feather stitch. Look at the illustration and position the needle as illustrated. The needle should emerges on the right hand side and lower than the base of the second feather stitch.
With the thread under the needle pull your needle through.
Continue this way down the line. It looks a little complex but once in the swing of it you will find it easy.
How to join in
It is not complicated. All you need to do is stitch a sample of this stitch or ANY of the stitches listed on the TAST FAQ page.
Once you have worked a sample, photograph it and put it online at your blog, flickr etc then swing back to the Last TAST post (you will find it under the category each week) and leave a comment that includes your web address. When you leave a comment include the http:// part of the address as then your address becomes a link and readers will be able easily visit and see your sample. Remember you can leave a comment about any stitch you have worked as long as it is listed on the TAST FAQ page.
Any special rules?
There are no rules but I do have a request, please link back here.
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
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