Stitch 36 for Take a Stitch Tuesday 2018 is technically two stitches, but Crossed and Plaited Feather stitch are so similar, I have grouped them as one. Both are based on straight sided feather stitch and both involve a second line of overlapping stitches. As usual, to learn how to work this stitch, visit my tutorial for Crossed and Plaited Feather stitch.
You can use this stitch on borders, to create wide lines and it is fun to use it to couch down a ribbon or braid. It is loads of fun to experiment with.
Next week, we will have a new Beyond TAST challenge so look for that then and finish off your current explorations this week. Details about the current Beyond TAST challenge are here
Beyond TAST is for those readers who have done TAST before or for people who already know the basic embroidery stitches.
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 Crossed and Plaited Feather stitch 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 Crossed and Plaited Feather stitch 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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