TAST on a break

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Just a reminder that Take a Stitch Tuesday is taking break a 4 week break over the Northern Summer before returning with the next 50 stitches in the series. TAST is due to start up again on Tuesday the 16th of August.

This break will allow people to either play catch up if needed or take some time out. If you start showing symptoms of withdrawl  you can always 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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Take a Stitch Tuesday Challenge Stitch 50

Just a quick heads up before I announce this weeks stitch. After this week TAST will be taking a 4 weeks breaks over the Northern Summer before returning with the next 50 stitches. TAST will recommence on Tuesday the 16th of August.   This will allow people to take break and play catch up if needed. I too will be traveling but dont worry as my posts can be pre-written and will be published each Tuesday like clockwork.

Where I am going? I am going to go on a pilgrimage and give thanks for a good life by walking  the Camino de Santiago also known by the English name of the Way of St. James. I will write more about it later in another post,  but briefly we will be walking approximately 800 kilometers (500 miles) starting in France and across the top of Spain to Santiago. It will take a couple of months so behind the scenes here I have preparing and pre-writing my TAST announcements so people will not miss out. TAST will run as normal and I will be approving comments etc via internet cafes etc.

Beaded Looped Cretan stitch sample

Now to this weeks stitch ! Stitch 50 is a favorite of mine as Looped Cretan Stitch is unusual and a doozie of a stitch if you add a bead. I like stitches that look a bit different. Crazy quilters will love this stitch as it makes a great seam embellishment but it is also a wonderful border stitch too.

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 Looped Cretan 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 49

This week for stitch 49 I have two stitches that are so similar I have grouped them as 1. You will see why when you read the instructions. The first Closed Base Needlewoven Picot produces a 3D leaf like shape that stand clear of the fabric. These leaves can be added to stems  of floral sprays. Use a thread with a firm twist like cotton perle #8 0r #5 otherwise it takes forever and a day to work any number of them.
Closed base needlewoven picot stitch

The second   Open Base Needlewoven Picot is a far more broader petal like shape that also stands clear of the fabric. These can be used for flower petals or worked a little wider and in rows lapped on top of each other they make great pine cones.
Open base needlewoven picot

Both stitches are heaps of fun to work and are ideal to create flowers and the like. Have fun with these two stitches.

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 Open Base Needlewoven Picot 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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