TAST Stitch 53 is Turkman Stitch. This Stitch is great for creating broad lines as once you get the hang of it you can work it quickly. Some people classify it a type of double chain stitch which since it is a bit like double chain it will hold a curve well. If you work it on even weave fabric it is a very pleasing line but you can also use it in amore freeform manner by pushing out the side of the stitch so that it creates a line that is wider and then pulling in the sides to create a thinner line. As usual I have a tutorial for Turkman stitch and hopefully it will give you few ideas.
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 embroiderer push this stitch in a creative way 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 Turkman Stitch Tutorial page with your full web address.
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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