Take a Stitch Tuesday 2018 Stitch 35

Stitch 35 is a fun variety of detached chain stitch that is easy to work and wonderfully adaptable. It is called Long Tail Chain stitch but is actually a  detached chain stitch (or Lazy Daisy) with a longer tie-off stitch. In my tutorial for Long Tail Chain stitch I have grouped some of the techniques for you to explore, have fun with, and combine. Beaded Feathered chain stitch step 7As a stitch, it lends itself to beading and other techniques such as lacing and whipping to the spokes, are effective too. It is not too complicated and relatively quick to work and produces interesting results. I hope you have fun with it!
Whipped Long Tail Chain stitch 4

Beyond TAST

Beyond TAST is for those readers who have done TAST before or for people who already know the basic embroidery stitches. Details about the current Beyond TAST challenge are here

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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 Long Tail Chain 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 where ever you hang out online. If you have a blog leave a comment on the Long Tail Chain 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.

Have you seen my Stitchers Templates?

marking a seam using 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 apply to your stitching and crazy quilting projects. They are easy to use, totally clear so you can position them easily and they 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 2018 Stitch 34

Raised cross stitch flower TAST Stitch 32
Stitch 34 for Take a Stitch Tuesday 2018 is Raised Cross Stitch Flower. I always encourage embroiderers to experiment with different threads. This stitch really benefits from experimenting a little with different types of thread. If you have threads that you wonder how you will use, try them out on this stitch. So pull out threads you might think are bit bulky or a bit cord or braid-like such as chainette and experiment.   I have even used knitting yarn. You can use threads such as silk ribbon, and many novelty threads come to life when you use Raised Cross Stitch Flower. In the Raised Cross Stitch Flower tutorial  I share some examples of this stitch worked in different threads. Take a look, as I hope it will give you a few ideas.

Beyond TAST

Beyond TAST is for those readers who have done TAST before or for people who already know the basic embroidery stitches. Details about the current Beyond TAST challenge are here

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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 Raised Cross Stitch Flower 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 where ever you hang out online. If you have a blog leave a comment on the Raised Cross Stitch Flower page with your full web address so that people can visit your site and see what you have done.  Hashtags are #TASTembroidery and #PintangleTAST .

If you need more information the challenge guidelines are on the TAST FAQ page.

Have you seen my Stitchers Templates?

Crazy quilt template set 2
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 apply to your stitching and crazy quilting projects. They are easy to use, totally clear so you can position them easily and they 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 2018 Stitch 33

barred chain stitch sample 5

Stitch 33 is Barred chain which is an interesting stitch that creates a thorny line. It is a type of chain stitch which can be easily worked on all types of fabrics and is equally effective when worked in straight lines or used to follow curves. Barred chain is quick to work but you need to be familiar with chain stitch before you begin, so visit the chain stitch tutorial if you need a refresher.

Barred chain can be worked in a large variety of threads from the finest silk to thick cotton. The size of the stitch will be influenced by the weight of the thread used and the spacing you use. Since the appeal of Barred chain is based on its textured nature, it can be successfully combined with other textured stitches.

Beyond TAST

Beyond TAST is for those readers who have done TAST before or for people who already know the basic embroidery stitches. Details about the current Beyond TAST challenge are here

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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 Barred chain 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 where ever you hang out online. If you have a blog leave a comment on the Barred chain  page with your full web address so that people can visit your site and see what you have done.  Hashtags are #TASTembroidery and #PintangleTAST on places like Instagram etc.

If you need more information the challenge guidelines are on the TAST FAQ page.

Have you seen my Stitchers Templates?

Crazy quilt template set 2
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 apply to your stitching and crazy quilting projects. They are easy to use, totally clear so you can position them easily and they 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 2018 Stitch 32

Buttonholed Herringbone 6
Stitch 32 is called Buttonholed Herringbone. I decided it was time for some fun, and this stitch is certainly that, as well as being surprisingly useful. Stitch 32 makes a border that is highly textured like a braid. It is literally a 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.

Beyond TAST

Beyond TAST is for those readers who have done TAST before or for people who already know the basic embroidery stitches. Details about the current Beyond TAST challenge are here

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How to take part in the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge

If you are new to hand embroidery the challenge is to learn Stitch 32 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 where ever you hang out online. If you have a blog leave a comment on the Buttonholed Herringbone. page with your full web address so that people can visit your site and see what you have done.  Use #TASTembroidery and #PintangleTAST on places like Instagram etc.

If you need more information the challenge guidelines are on the TAST FAQ page.

 

Have you seen my Stitchers Templates?

Crazy quilt template set 2
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 apply to your stitching and crazy quilting projects. They are easy to use, totally clear so you can position them easily and they are compact in your sewing box.

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

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