Stitch 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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