Take a Stitch Tuesday Stitch 97

Feather and Chain stitch tutorial step 6 Stitch 97 in the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge is Feather and Chain stitch. As can be seen this stitch is a variation on both feather stitch and chain stitch combining to make a wonderful hybrid. This is a fun and interesting stitch as many of the variations of both chain stitch and feather stitch can be adapted to this stitch. It is one of those stitches that you can riff on with variations on variations to create interesting visual patterns. As Usual you can find a tutorial for Feather and Chain stitch in my Stitch Dictionary and on the same page there are links to both Chain stitch and feather stitch if you need a refresher.

 

Join in on the challenge and share what you do with Stitch 97

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 Feather and 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.

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Take a Stitch Tuesday Stitch 96

TAST2012logoStitch 96 in the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge is Reversed Buttonhole Bar which creates a textured braid like line that can be used as a border or edging.

As Usual you can find a tutorial for Reversed Buttonhole Bar in my Stitch Dictionary. This tutorial indicates that you use one line of reverse buttonhole as all the written references to this stitch I have seen leave the stitch at that. However,  you can increase the number of lines to produce and even more interesting stitch particularly if you use a thread that has a firm twist like cotton perle #5.  I hope you enjoy experimenting with Reversed Buttonhole Bar stitch as once you get the rhythm of working you can be very creative with it.

Join in on the challenge and share what you do with Stitch 96

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 th einformation you need tojoin 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.
Or, 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 Reversed Buttonhole 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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Take a Stitch Tuesday Stitch 95

TAST2012logoStitch 95 in the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge is Zig Zag Coral stitch. This stitch is a light lacy stitch which makes a decorative border or you can work it row upon row to build up a pattern. You can use it to couch down braids, ribbon or novelty thread which gives the embroidery a contemporary twist.

As Usual you can find a tutorial for stitch Zig Zag Coral stitch in my Stitch Dictionary. You can see why stitches like this appear towards the end of the TAST challenge as they build on previously learnt skills. In the case of Zig Zag Coral stitch you need to know twisted chain and coral stitch. If you need a refresher links to both are on the tutorial page.

Join in on the challenge and share what you do with Stitch 95

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 th einformation you need tojoin 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 Zig Zag Coral 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.

 

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