This week Take a Stitch Tuesday Stitch 73 is Algerian Eye Stitch. Although this stitch is mainly used in evenweave embroidery techniques such as canvas work, pulled work embroidery and forms of counted thread work because it is so simple you can be very creative with it. If you apply the star shape to free form embroidery you can add beads or simply scatter them across an area. Or you can build up patterns and designs its up to you. You will find a tutorial for Algerian Eye Stitch in my stitch dictionary and it is not difficult so enjoy experimenting
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 Algerian Eye 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.
Feel free to join the TAST facebook group and leave your photo there. For Flickr people the group is Take a Stitch Tuesday. Hashtags are #TASTembroidery and #PintangleTAST on places like Instagram etc.
If you need more information the challenge guidelines are on the TAST FAQ page.
Follow Pintangle and have it delivered to your inbox
You can have Pintangle delivered to your inbox by using the follow feature in the sidebar. Just enter your email address, and when you get the confirmation email make sure you say yes and you are all set!
If you are on a mobile or tablet you will need to scroll to the bottom to find the follow feature.