First up, before I announce the stitch of the week, a little housekeeping: We will take a break next week for a catch-up week. The holiday season is around the corner and I have found that if people are a little behind now, they are really behind in a few weeks time! So next week will be a break/catch up week.
And so to the stitch: TAST Stitch 40 is an easy way to add a leaf shape to your embroidery. It is highly textured and people usually comment on it. This stitch is called Woven Detached Chain stitch and I often add it to floral sprays instead of a regular detached chain (lazy daisy). Take a look at the tutorial for Woven Detached Chain stitch as I am sure you will see why I think it’s fun.
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 Woven Detached Chain 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 Woven Detached Chain 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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