Take a Stitch Tuesday Challenge Stitch 43

Buttonhole wheel cup sample
Take a Stitch Tuesday Challenge Stitch 43 is a fun stitch. Buttonhole wheel cup  is raised from the foundation fabric. You start with a buttonhole wheel and work detached buttonhole stitches into the edge building up rows to form a little cup. It is a heap of fun to do, and easily aded to contemporary embroidery pieces or worked as flowers it works particularly well as the middle of a daffodil. You will find the tutorial for buttonhole wheel cup here

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 buttonhole wheel cup 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 42

TAST stitch 42 fern stitch sample
TAST stitch 42 is a very easy quick stitch to work so for those who need catch up time just jump in and do it. Fern stitch  consists of a simple arrangement of 3 straight stitches but this deceptively simple stitch is ideal to use in floral sprays, Christmas wreaths and if worked in single units as bird foot prints across a sandy beach scene.
TAST stitch 42 beaded fern stitch sample
Also the there is also a beaded version of Fern Stitch which I am sure crazy quilters and those who like richly decorated surfaces will enjoy.

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 Fern 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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Challenge Stitch 41 of Take a Stitch Tuesday

Take a Stitch Tuesday Stitch 41 is Eastern stitch. This stitch is often seen worked in regular patterns as worked small over a few threads it works on any grid so it is easy to adapt cross stitch patterns and use Eastern stitch instead.  It also makes a great filler and I have seen Eastern stitch as it is worked row upon row. Because as a stitch each unit will sit neatly within a square you can also use it in canvas work too. The beaded version is the same because it fits into a square it will sit on grid well making developing your own patterns fun and easy.
stitch 41 sample
TAST stitch 41 this stitch is made up of units you can turn the direction of the stitch to create other types of patterns too. This sample is worked on Aida using hand dyed cotton perle thread. I turned each stitch and elongated the stitch a little, and worked blocks of 4 stitches  to create little motifs that can be used to form a pattern. It was very easy and very quick.

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 Eastern 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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