Take a Stitch Tuesday 2018 Stitch 30

Stitch 30 for Take a Stitch Tuesday is an interesting variety of Buttonhole stitch, called Triangular Buttonhole stitch. Visit the Triangular Buttonhole stitch tutorial page for instructions. Scroll further down the page and you will see instructions on how to include beads in the process of working this stitch. Different patterns can be created by threading the beads on different parts of the stitch. You can experiment with various combinations of seed beads and bugle beads.

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Beyond TAST

It is time for a new Beyond TAST challenge. For the next Beyond TAST season, I am suggesting people explore filling stitches. These are stitches that can be worked row upon row to fill an area or isolated stitches that are scattered across an area to create a fill. For instance, Triangular Buttonhole stitch can be worked row upon row to create a fill, so can stitches such as Chevron Stitch, Herringbone Stitch, Cretan Stitch, and filling stitches such as Cloud Filling. Isolated stitches such as Slipped Detached Chain stitch, Herringbone Square or Algerian Eye can be used scattered across an area or arranged in regular patterns to create a fill. There are many stitches that can be used as fillings and the next Beyond TAST challenge is to explore them and explore some of the patterns you can create with them.

Beyond TAST is for those readers who have done TAST before or for people who already know the basic embroidery stitches.

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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 Triangular Buttonhole 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 wherever you hang out online. If you have a blog, leave a comment on the Triangular Buttonhole 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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Take a Stitch Tuesday 2018 Stitch 29

Bullion knot stitch sample 3Stitch 29 for Take a Stitch Tuesday 2018 is Bullion Knot. I know many people feel intimidated by this stitch, but read the tips in my tutorial for Bullion Knot Stitch and hopefully, they will help you. In the tutorial, there are also many illustrations that will help you see where those tips can be used too! They are worth persevering with. The sample above illustrates Bullion knots used as the body of this praying mantis.

Beyond TAST

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

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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 Bullion Knots 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 Bullion Knot page with your full web address so that people can visit your site and see what you have done.

Please spread the word about Take a Stitch Tuesday so others can join in on the fun. All stitchers a free to join the challenge and all levels of skill are welcome. If you need more information the challenge guidelines are on the TAST FAQ page.

Have you seen my book?

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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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Take a Stitch Tuesday 2018 Break week

TAST2012logoLast week, I mentioned that this week would be a catch-up week or for those who are up to date with their homework, a space to take a little a break.

For others who are in catch-up mode, this week gives you a little time. Catch-up weeks are important, particularly for beginners, as it is easy to fall a bit behind – we all have busy lives. What I hope to prevent is people slipping behind, then getting discouraged as the main aim of TAST and the reason I run it is because I love embroidery and love to introduce people to embroidery so I want to see everyone succeed.

Beyond TAST

For those who are on the Beyond TAST challenge nothing changes too much for you. Follow the link to discover the current Beyond TAST challenge and enjoy that.

If you need more information the challenge guidelines are on the TAST FAQ page.

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