Stitch 5 for Take a Stitch Tuesday 2018 is to learn or experiment with Herringbone Stitch. Follow the link for instructions and eye candy to give you ideas on how to use this stitch.
Herringbone stitch is another of those key stitches that people first learn when new to hand embroidery. I hope those readers who are attempting this stitch for the first time enjoy it and discover its versatility. There is lots you can do with it.
Try working Herringbone stitch in different threads, or on different fabrics. Play with the spacing of the cross working the parts closely together, or work them further apart, or add beads! You can work the stitch back to back and change the height of the stitches to create interesting patterns but as I say see the Herringbone stitch instruction page for more ideas.
For those who have done TAST before or if you already know the basic embroidery stitches join in on the Beyond TAST challenge. Beyond TAST is a season of 4-6 weeks that allows time to explore an aspect of a design, technique, style, or family of stitches. See the TAST FAQ for more details. For the current Beyond TAST challenge see Week 1 for more details. This current Beyond TAST challenge is nearly over as this is the last week for it to run. We will have a new challenge next week.
How to take part in the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge
If you are new to hand embroidery the challenge is to learn the stitches. Learn stitch 5 and share what you have learnt. If you are an experienced embroiderer enjoy Beyond TAST and explore this stitch for a month. Try and give your work a modern twist and share it online so beginners can see what can be done with a little imagination.
Where to share
Stitch a sample of stitch 5, photograph it, put in online on your blog, flickr site, share it in the TAST facebook group or where ever you hang out online. If you have a blog leave a comment on Herringbone stitch page with your full web address so that people can visit your site and see what you have done. 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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