Stitch 28 of Take a Stitch Tuesday 2016

TAST2012logoTake a Stitch Tuesday Stitch 28 is Vandyke Stitch which is one of those useful hand embroidery stitches that is traditionally used as a border stitch but you can use it in other ways. For instance, if you like working floral motifs by varying the width you can create nice leaf shapes that have a central line up the spine of the design. Vandyke Stitch  is also a very versatile stitch. One way I use it is to vary the length of the arms you can create interesting waving lines and shapes very easily. I have also used it to couch down novelty threads using just one side of the stitch to secure the novelty yarn.

I hope you enjoy stitch 28 of the TAST challenge. You will find a tutorial for Vandyke stitch here

Dont forget all stitchers a free to join the challenge and all levels of skill are welcome. Please spread the word about Take a Stitch Tuesday on your social networks. The challenge guidelines are on the TAST FAQ page.

How to join in on the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge

If you are new to hand embroidery the challenge is to learn the stitches. If you are an experienced embroiderer push these stitches 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  Vandyke Stitch page with your URL. Don’t forget the http bit of the web address so that your address becomes a live link so that people can visit your site 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.


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2 Responses to Stitch 28 of Take a Stitch Tuesday 2016

  1. Catherine says:

    I’ve been naughty and not putting up my links to my workings of the stitches! I really liked this stitch, thanks Sharon! Possibly my favourite to date!

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