Challenge Stitch 38 of Take a Stitch Tuesday

Cloud filling sample 1Cloud Filling is stitch 38 and  is the first filler stitch in this challenge.  If you are a new hand to embroider you will find that filler stitches are amazingly useful to cover areas of a pattern.

I have taught this stitch to children so it is his stitch is quick and easy to work, but don’t turn your nose up at is as it is adaptable and easy to give a contemporary twist to.

The grid that you lay down for Cloud Filling stitch is traditionally created as a simple straight stitch which you lace a thread through  (see the tutorial here) but if you can created a grid of, satin stitches, detached chain stitches, bullion knots, fly stitches or cross stitches.If you use different and unusual threads or novelty yarns  you can create some very different effects.
TAST2012logoHow 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 embroiderer push these stitches in creative manner and share with beginners so they can see 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 Cloud Filling Stitch page with your full web address. 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. Please spread the word about Take a Stitch Tuesday on your social networks.

Feel free to join the  TAST facebook group.  If you are a hashtag type person use the hashtag #TASTembroidery and #PintangleTAST on places like Instagram etc. The challenge guidelines are on the TAST FAQ page. All stitchers a free to join the challenge and all levels of skill are welcome

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