Stitch 18, the challenge stitch for this week, is called whipped wheel. It is a fun textured stitch that sits well next to last week’s stitch. They both create texture on a piece of work. Whipped wheels are quick to work once you have mastered them. You can use Whipped wheels alone – as an accent stitch, a point of colour, an interesting texture, or they can be scattered over an area, almost like a powdered filling. As usual, you will find a tutorial for whipped wheel stitch here . Enjoy learning and experimenting with it.
Beyond TAST is for those readers who have done TAST before or for people who already know the basic embroidery stitches. Details about the current Beyond TAST challenge are here
How to take part in the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge
If you are new to hand embroidery the challenge is to learn Stitch 18 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. Share it online so beginners can see what can be done with a little imagination.
Where to share
Work 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 Whipped Wheels page. Add 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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