Take a Stitch Tuesday 2018 Stitch 14

Stitch 26 Arrowhead Stitch sample 9

Take a Stitch Tuesday 2018 Stitch 14 is Arrow or Arrowhead Stitch – which is a very easy stitch to work. It is very versatile and you can use it for stylish projects on the one hand, and children’s stitching projects on the other.

There are two varieties of Arrowhead stitch (see the tutorial). One is a horizontal version, and one is vertical. Both varieties are good examples of a stitch that has a strong geometric structure that enables you to create numerous patterns by arranging the stitches in various ways. It is ideal to work in bands for borders or over an area for fills.

Beyond TAST

Next week we will have a new Beyond TAST challenge so its time to finish off what you are doing for the current Beyond TAST challenge

Beyond TAST is for those readers who have done TAST before or for people who already know the basic embroidery stitches.  See the TAST FAQ for more details.


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 14 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

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  Arrow or Arrowhead 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.

Have you seen my book?

holding my book in front of quilt

My book The Visual Guide to Crazy Quilting Design: Simple Stitches, Stunning Results shares detailed practical methods on how to design and make a crazy quilt. Topics such as fabric choice, tricky challenges like balancing colour, texture and pattern, and how to create movement in order to direct your viewer’s eye around the block are covered in detail. I also explain how to stitch and build decorative seam treatments in interesting and creative ways. My book is profusely illustrated as my aim is to be practical and inspiring.

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  1. Hi Sharon

    i was wondering if you could please tell me how you get the different colours you put behind and sometimes over your stitches to get such lovely effects.

    My friend and i started doing the 2020 challenge and now that some of our other friends have seen what we are doing there are several who have joined our merry band and still growing i am sure. lol a lovely surprise. We will have to send you some pictures or the work we are all doing.

    But at the moment I would like to know about your lovely backgrounds.

    Thank you for your time and effort all round.

    Just love love love your sight.

    your friend Ali


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