Stitch 24 for TAST 2018, is called Twisted Lattice Band. This stitch can be used as a border, or can be worked row upon row to form a filler. It is another stitch that is laced, which means it can be worked in contrasting threads to great effect. For an extra decorative effect, I have often used a metallic thread in the second stage to lace the double herringbone and then added a bead in the spaces created by the lacing down the middle of the band.
Visit the Twisted Lattice Band tutorial, to see how it’s done and have fun exploring the stitch.
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 work Twisted Lattice Band 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, fFlickrsite, share it in the TAST facebook group or where ever you hang out online. If you have a blog leave a comment on the Twisted Lattice Band 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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