The next stitch in the Take a Stitch Tuesday 2018 challenge, is Wheatear stitch. This is a stitch that is often overlooked but it is very useful to represent sprays of organic things. You can use it for wild grasses and of course, wheat.
See the Wheatear stitch tutorial for step by step instructions on how to work it and to give you few ideas on how to use it in your projects.
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 how to do Wheatear stitch and share what you have learnt.
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 Wheatear stitch page with your full web address so that people can visit your site and see what you have done.
If you need more information the challenge guidelines are on the TAST FAQ page.
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