Stitch 88 for Take a Stitch Tuesday ( TAST) is Sorbello Stitch which is one of those stitches that is easily underestimated until you try it. At first it looks like a little stitch that can be substituted for cross stitches to create a more interesting textured surface. It can also create an interesting filling. As you play with it – and arrange it in patterns Sorbello stitch becomes far more interesting. Experiment with changing the scale of Sorbello stitch, the thread, and the direction. I am sure you will enjoy your discoveries! Here is the tutorial for Sorbello stitch in my Stitch dictionary
How to join in and where to share Stitch 88
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.
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 Sorbello 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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