Take a Stitch Tuesday Challenge Stitch 48

Challenge stitch 48 is lots of fun. Knotted Feather Stitch is one of those stitches that look fancy but once you get going it is as easy as pie. You do need to know Feather stitch ( it was stitch 3 in the challenge) But in case you need a reminder it is listed in my Stitch dictionary. It can look particularly good in floral sprays or in any place where you need organic flowing lines to indicate growth. I have used it for seaweed and the like.

Knotted feather stitch used in crazy quilting

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 Knotted Feather 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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Take a Stitch Tuesday Challenge Stitch 47

TAST stitch 47 is an interesting variety of Cross Stitch. Chained Cross Stitch is fun to work and creates a textured band. I like it worked in a slightly thicker thread such cotton perle #5 but I have also seen very dainty version of this stitch worked in a finer thread. So experiment and see what you like.  Chained Cross stitch is also great to use as edge on items such a needle books, pin cushions, scissor keeps, small bags, fabric postcards and small projects. As usual follow the link  for Chained Cross Stitch to the tutorial, try it out, have fun and share what you do.

TAST2012logoHow to join in on the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge Stitch 47

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 Chained Cross Stitch page with your full web address or 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

Dont Forget my 6 Day Sale

Yes Incase you missed the news I am having sale get in early for your Christmas/Holidays gifts because after next week we will be closing Pintangle shop until December as we are going traveling. More details are here  

What will happen to TAST as I travel. TAST will be pre-written and will be set to publish on the due day. So the challenge stitches will appear as normal. The face book crowd will need to change their patterns a little and check here on Tuesdays as my facebook notice to the group will have to be done on the road as I am able. 


Take a Stitch Tuesday Challenge Stitch 46

Challenge stitch 46 is and easy but interesting stitch that can be used in all sorts of places. Berry Stitch is simple to work but you can give it a contemporary twist by experimenting with threads, even some novelty threads can be used. As usual have fun with it and share what you do.

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 of Stitch 46, 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 Berry 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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