Stitch 87 for Take a Stitch Tuesday ( TAST) is Herringbone Square. Actually I am throwing two stitches together this week because if you follow th elink to the tutorial there is also instructions for Laced Herringbone Square Stitch too. Lacing any stitch is always interesting as it gives you an opportunity to experiment with threads as the lacing process does not involve passing the needle through the fabric. This frees you up to try all sorts of thicker threads for the second stage of the stitch. I think it makes for an interesting little motif that can be repeated along a line or arranged in a pattern. Have fun with them both as they are interesting variation that shows how often if you take a simple well known stitch and arrange it in a square you have a whole different look and feel.
How to join in on the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge – stitch 87
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 Herringbone Square 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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