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.
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.
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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