TAST Stitch 52

Sheaf Stitch Sample 3
TAST Stitch 52 is Sheaf Stitch. You often see it used as a light filling stitch with single stitches spaced evenly over an area but it is an underestimated and interesting stitch. You can arrange the clusters of stitches to create patterns. I think you will be surprised. Try sketching out a few ideas on paper and you will quickly realise that you are only limited by your imagination and of course time to try out the ideas! If you use interesting threads and beads the possibilities expand further. Have fun with it, explore it a bit and I am sure you will be surprised.

Sheaf Stitch Sample 2

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 Sheaf Stitch 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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Welcome Back TAST Stitch 51

Welcome back everyone I hope everyone enjoyed the break and had fun holidaying or stitching or both! I hope everyone caught up, if they needed to practiced or worked on other projects. I not only had a trip across Australia and am currently in Singapore but I also re-launched In a Minute Ago as a site on contemporary journals and journaling techniques to have fun with. So if you are interested in that topic you may wish to visit it and subscribe as I will be sharing my travel journal over there.

Buttonholed Herringbone 6
This week the challenge stitch is called Buttonholed Herringbone. It is fun and surprisingly useful as it makes a border that is highly textured like a braid. It is literally herringbone stitch that has been buttonholed so check out the tutorial for Buttonholed Herringbone and have some fun with it.  If you work two rows facing each other you have a line of circles and if you work two rows back to back they become diamonds.

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 Buttonholed Herringbone 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

Follow Pintangle and have it delivered to your inbox
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TAST will recommence Tuesday the 16th of August

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The Take a Stitch Tuesday stitchers challenge will be back next week. How have you used your time off? Stitched something new? Or did you use the time to catch up  over the break? Leave a comment and let me know!

If you are wanting to warm up for next week or simply in the mood experiment with any of the stitches in my stitch dictionary and share what you do. Feel free to join the  TAST facebook group.   All stitchers are welcome and lots of people have fun hanging out there.

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