Take a Stitch Tuesday Stitch 73

Algerian Eye stitch sample of patterns 1

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.

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7 Responses to Take a Stitch Tuesday Stitch 73

  1. Angela Meister says:

    Sharon – thank you so much for this blog! One stitch I don’t see here is ‘string of pearls’. I found it in a book by Judith Baker Montano. Does it have a different name? I really like it, especially done in a thicker thread.

  2. Barbara Mleynek says:

    I`m catching up on Email after 3 mo. in South Au. Love it & the people.I have been using the Button Quilt for idea & stitching reference but there is a seam on block #84 I need help with.Upper right corner on the peach ribbon. It looks like a detached chain w/ a bullion on one side.Is it named & is it in your stitch dictionary? Thank you

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