Take a Stitch Tuesday Challenge

Sample of Cretan stitch 1TAST2012logoThis week for Take a Stitch Tuesday the challenge is learn or experiment with Cretan Stitch. I hope readers following this series click through to the instruction each week as I have been rewriting them and more importantly adding lots of eye candy to give people ideas on how to use the stitch. As I have mentioned before I am in the process of shifting my stitch dictionary over to this site and these instructional pages I am updating each week will become part of it.

Cretan stitch is another of those key stitches people learn when they are new to hand embroidery. As I have said before the first 15 weeks or so of TAST is a effectively an embroidery course suitable for beginners to take so I hope those readers who are attempting this stitch for the first time enjoy it and discover its versatility.

How to join in on the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge

If you are new to hand embroidery the challenge is to learn the stitch. If you are an experienced push Cretan stitch in creative manner and share with beginners what can be done with a little imagination.

Where to share

Stitch a sample, photograph it, put in online on your blog, flickr site, share it on facebook or where ever you hang out online, and leave a comment on the Cretan stitch page  with your full web address include the http bit of the web address so that it becomes a live link. This enables people to click through and see what you have done.

Feel free to join the  TAST facebook group or on the TAST Flickr group.  If you are a hashtag type person use the hashtag #TASTembroidery and #PintangleTAST on places like Instagram etc. If this is the first you have read about the challenge read the details and guidelines on the TAST FAQ page. All stitchers a free to join the challenge and all levels of skill are welcome

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4 Responses to Take a Stitch Tuesday Challenge

  1. Annet says:

    I like these stacked stitches!

  2. Kathy Hoback says:

    I’m glad you suggested looking at the Cretan Stitch page. WOW, it was great to see your different examples! Thank you so much for continuing to post the TAST stitches – I get enthused to embroider every time I see your wonderful stitches! I’ve got to get back to it – my “sampler” only has a few lines right now, but one of these days…

  3. Thanks again, for taking the time do TAST Sharon. It really is appreciated! I added beads to my Cretan stitch. http://princessbubblescreates.blogspot.ca/

  4. Hi Sharon,
    my earlier worked Cretan stitch samples are here-
    The fabric embroidery sampler book was started. the first page-
    Thank you,

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