Stitch 25 for Take a Stitch Tuesday 2018 is Butterfly chain. I always feel this stitch is a much under-utilised decorative composite stitch. Once you start playing with it, I am sure you will realise how versatile it can be and how much fun it is to do. Don’t forget to check out the tutorial on how to work Butterfly chain stitch for instructions on how to do it and to give ideas on how you might adapt and use it.
Beyond TAST is for those readers who have done TAST before or for people who already know the basic embroidery stitches. This is the last week for this ‘season’. Next week we will have a new challenge for those who are pushing their stitches beyond TAST. 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 Butterfly chain 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 Butterfly chain 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.
Have you seen my book?
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 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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