Take a Stitch Tuesday Stitch 100

Drizzle stitch sample Take a Stitch Tuesday Stitch 100 Take a Stitch Tuesday Stitch 100 is quite a marker as it is the last stitch in TAST for 2017! Congratulations to everyone who had managed to keep up – or even if you stitched half of the stitches it is quite a feat! For those who tried out a few of the stitches and learnt something new along the way I am pleased you did and hopefully you enjoyed it. For those who are playing catch up don’t worry I know life can get in the way so the TAST Facebook group will stay open and I am happy for people to post photos of what they have done.

What is happening with TAST next year?

Next year TAST will re-run, starting in January. So for people who have not done TAST, or have started and dropped away or have done bits of the challenge and would like to do the full run you have an opportunity to do it. Hopefully in the meanwhile I will have found time to add a few more new stitches to the stitch dictionary and they might be included in the next round.

For those who have done TAST I will be running a new challenge called Beyond TAST. This will be a challenge that takes a style of embroidery, a family of stitches or a design element and pushes it. Beyond TAST will allow people between 4 and 6 weeks to explore a challenge in depth. I am calling this block of time a ‘season’. Beyond TAST hopefully will introduce people to aspects of embroidery and design that they normally would not have explored or wanted to explore and never had time for it! I think it will be fun, interesting and inspirationsal. Ask questions below or on the TAST facebook group if you have them.

Ok with all the announcements out of the way- what is the final stitch? Drum roll… Drizzle stitch! I chose drizzle stitch because it is such a fun little stitch. People can not help but touch and smile when they see it. What is is good for? It is used in Brazilian embroidery for the centre of flowers – but it also makes for wonderful seaweed like growths in marine images. For me this is the most fun stitch so I thought it a good one to go out on – have fun with Drizzle stitch

As Usual you can find a tutorial for Drizzle stitch in my Stitch Dictionary.

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Share what you do with Stitch 100

You will find all the information you need to join in the challenge now or next year on  the TAST FAQ page.

Where to share: Stitch a sample, photograph it, and share it. Join the  TAST facebook group and leave your photo there. Hashtags are #TASTembroidery and #PintangleTAST on places like Instagram etc. Go for it – share and see what others have done too.
If you have a site put it online on your blog, flickr site, or where ever you hang out online, and leave a comment on the Drizzle 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.

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 about how to design and make a crazy quilt. From fabric choice, to balancing colour, texture and pattern, in order direct the eye around the block.  I cover how to stitch and build decorative seam treatments in interesting and creative ways. My book is profusely illustrated as my aim is to be both practical and inspiring.
Crazy quilt template set 2 Have you seen my Stitchers Templates?

As someone who loves crazy quilting and embroidery I designed these templates with other stitchers in mind. With my templates you can create hundreds of different patterns to use in your stitching projects. They are easy to use, totally clear so you can position them easily and are compact in your sewing box.

Templates set 1 you will find here 
Templates set 2 you will find here 

 

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Take a Stitch Tuesday Stitch 99

Stitch 99 Woven chain bar 3Stitch 99 in the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge is Woven chain bar. This is a wonderful stitch to use not only over threads but also over ribbon. This is a variety on TAST stitch 64 Chained Bar stitch. It is not hard to work but does take up quite a bit of thread.

As usual have fun with it and you can find a tutorial for Woven chain bar in my Stitch Dictionary.

What is happening at the end of TAST?

Next year TAST will start a re-run in January. So for people who have not done TAST, or have started and dropped away or have done bits of the challenge and would like to do the full run you have an opportunity to do it. For those who have done TAST I will be running a new challenge called Beyond TAST. This will be a challenge that takes a style of embroidery, a family of stitches or a design element and pushes it. People will have a longer block of time between 4-6 weeks for each ‘season’ to give them a good block of time to do something. I think it will be fun. Ask questions below or on the TAST facebook group  if you have them.

Join in on the challenge and share what you do with Stitch 99

If you are new to hand embroidery the challenge is to learn the stitches. If you are an experienced embroiderer push these stitches in creative manner and share with beginners what can be done with a little imagination. You will find all the information you need to join,in the challenge guidelines on the TAST FAQ page.

Where to share: Stitch a sample, photograph it, and share it. Join the  TAST facebook group and leave your photo there. Hashtags are #TASTembroidery and #PintangleTAST on places like Instagram etc. Go for it – share and see what others have done too.
If you have a site put it online on your blog, flickr site, or where ever you hang out online, and leave a comment on the Woven chain bar 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.

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You can have Pintangle delivered to your inbox by using the follow feature in the sidebar. Just enter your email address, and when you get the confirmation email make sure you say yes and you are all set!
If you are on a mobile or tablet you will need to scroll to the bottom to find the follow feature.

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Take a Stitch Tuesday Stitch 98

Stitch 98 in the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge is a stitch called triple chain stitch. it is a fun easy and quickly worked variety of chain stitch that is wonderful for organic type motifs.

As usual there is  a tutorial for  triple chain stitch in my Stitch Dictionary.

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Join in on the challenge and share what you do with Stitch 98

If you are new to hand embroidery the challenge is to learn the stitches. If you are an experienced embroiderer push these stitches in creative manner and share with beginners what can be done with a little imagination. You will find all the information you need to join, on the TAST FAQ page.

Where to share: Stitch a sample, photograph it, and share it. Join the  TAST facebook group and leave your photo there. Hashtags are #TASTembroidery and #PintangleTAST on places like Instagram etc.
If you have a site put it online on your blog, flickr site, or where ever you hang out online, and leave a comment on the triple chain 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.

a tangle of pinsFollow Pintangle and have it delivered to your inbox

You can have Pintangle delivered to your inbox by using the follow feature in the sidebar. Just enter your email address, and when you get the confirmation email make sure you say yes and you are all set!
If you are on a mobile or tablet you will need to scroll to the bottom to find the follow feature.