Stitch 83 in the Take a Stitch Tuesday (TAST) is Beaded Oyster Stitch. TASt stitch 34 was regular oyster stitch but that version of the stitch is often worked individually with units arranged in flowers etc. The beaded version can be worked in singles but is most effective worked in a line and since it is part of the chain stitch it will follow a curve well. Beaded Oyster Stitch makes a great edging stitch around a collar or neckline, or on projects such as needle cases or for a contemporary twist us on fabric books postcards and the like. As Usual you can find a tutorial for stitch Beaded Oyster Stitch in my Stitch Dictionary.
Join in on the challenge and share what you do with Stitch 83
The challenge guidelines are on the TAST FAQ page. 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 it online on your blog, flickr site, share it on Facebook or where ever you hang out online, and leave a comment on the Beaded Oyster 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. Go for it – share and see what others have done too.
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