Stitch 34 for Take a Stitch Tuesday 2018 is Raised Cross Stitch Flower. I always encourage embroiderers to experiment with different threads. This stitch really benefits from experimenting a little with different types of thread. If you have threads that you wonder how you will use, try them out on this stitch. So pull out threads you might think are bit bulky or a bit cord or braid-like such as chainette and experiment. I have even used knitting yarn. You can use threads such as silk ribbon, and many novelty threads come to life when you use Raised Cross Stitch Flower. In the Raised Cross Stitch Flower tutorial I share some examples of this stitch worked in different threads. Take a look, as I hope it will give you a few ideas.
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 Raised Cross Stitch Flower 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 Raised Cross Stitch Flower page with your full web address so that people can visit your site and see what you have done. Hashtags are #TASTembroidery and #PintangleTAST .
If you need more information the challenge guidelines are on the TAST FAQ page.
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