Stitch 11 for Take a Stitch Tuesday 2018 is Chevron stitch. Follow the link for a tutorial and eye candy.
Chevron stitch is an old favourite, as I find myself turning to this stitch more and more when I feel stuck for ideas. With Chevron stitch you can vary the spacing of the feet and, the height and width of the stitch, to create all sorts of interesting effects. As you can see from the sample above, you can also overlay stitches such as herringbone. This sample was developed by creating a line of herringbone in dark blue cotton perle #5 thread. The next journey was creating in Chevron stitch in light blue cotton perle #5 thread. To each of the feet, I added two bullion stitches in wool thread. I used a hand-dyed silk thread to add a fly stitch to the base of the bullion stitches to create what looks like a little flower-bud.
It is a great stitch to work back-to-back and then decorate. In this sample, 2 rows of Chevron stitch is worked along a seam before decorating with detached chain stitches and novelty beads.
There are many more ideas on how to use this stitch on the Chevron Stitch instruction page.
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. Follow the link to discover the current Beyond TAST challenge and enjoy that.
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 Chevron stitch and share what you have learnt. If you are an experienced embroiderer, enjoy the Beyond TAST challenge instead. 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 your experiments with stitch 11
Stitch a sample, 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 the Chevron 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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