TAST Stitch 68

TAST Stitch 68 will be the last TAST stitch for this year as most people are very busy with the holidays. TAST will restart in January after a break. So its time for a catch up or a breather. If you really go through stitching with drawls you ca always pick any stitch in my Stitch Dictionary and explore it.
woven zigzag chain stitch ample

That’s enough of house keeping now… to get on with the challenge stitch for this week which is a fun stitch call Woven Zig Zag Chain Stitch.

As you can see from my sample on crazy quilting, it looks complex but it is not. It is worked in 2 stages the first is to work a line of zig zag chain stitch which acts as a foundation of stitches that are needle woven. It’s a quirky stitch that adds personality to your work. So as usual take a look at the tutorial for Woven Zig Zag Chain Stitch. and fun with it.

TAST2012logoHow to join in on the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge

If you are new to hand embroidery the challenge is to learn the stitch. If you are an experienced embroiderer push these stitches in creative manner and share with beginners so they 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 on facebook or where ever you hang out online, and leave a comment on the Woven Zig Zag Chain Stitch page. Feel free to join the  TAST facebook group. The challenge guidelines are on the TAST FAQ page. All stitchers a free to join the challenge and all levels of skill are welcome

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TAST Stitch 67

TAST Stitch 67 is called Raised Cup Although the name seems appropriate at this time year it is a stitch that is ideal to create small flowers. The small lilac flowers with a white pearl bead in the middle are Raised cup stitch. It is a sweet little stitch and I will be looking forward to seeing what people do with it. So take a look at the Raised Cup tutorial and explore the stitch to see what you can do with.

Raised cup stitch on crazy quilting

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TAST2012logoHow to join in on the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge

If you are new to hand embroidery the challenge is to learn the stitch. If you are an experienced embroiderer push these stitches in creative manner and share with beginners so they 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 on facebook or where ever you hang out online, and leave a comment on the Raised Cup stitch page. Don’t forget the http bit of the web address so that your address becomes a live link so that people can visit your site and see what you have done.

Feel free to join the  TAST facebook group.  If you are a hashtag type person use the hashtag #TASTembroidery and #PintangleTAST on places like Instagram etc. The challenge guidelines are on the TAST FAQ page. All stitchers a free to join the challenge and all levels of skill are welcome

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TAST Stitch 66

TAST Stitch 66 is called Twisted Lattice Band  this stitch can be used as a border or worked row upon row to form a filler. It can be worked in contrasting threads to great effect. It can also be used a crazy quilt seam embellishment. For an extra decorative effect I have often used a metallic thread in the second stage to lace the double herringbone and added a bead in the spaces created by the lacing down the middle of band.

Visit the  Twisted Lattice Band  tutorial, see how its done and have fu exploring the stitch.

TAST2012logoHow to join in on the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge

If you are new to hand embroidery the challenge is to learn the stitch. If you are an experienced embroiderer push these stitches in creative manner and share with beginners so they 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 on facebook or where ever you hang out online, and leave a comment on  the  Twisted Lattice Band page with your full web address. Don’t forget the http bit of the web address so that your address becomes a live link so that people can visit your site and see what you have done. Please spread the word about Take a Stitch Tuesday on your social networks.

Feel free to join the  TAST facebook group.  If you are a hashtag type person use the hashtag #TASTembroidery and #PintangleTAST on places like Instagram etc. The challenge guidelines are on the TAST FAQ page. All stitchers a free to join the challenge and all levels of skill are welcome

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