My New Stitch Dictionary has a Wikipedia listing!

screenshot of siteI will be unbearable for a month as the new Stitch Dictionary that I have built here on Pintangle has made Wikipedia. My stitch dictionary and TAST  is featured as part of the Textile Arts portal under the embroidery stitches category. I am over the moon that a kind soul has done this. Most of all a key driver for me is that I want this site to be useful and it is wonderful to get this type of response.

Anyway here is the article in Wikipedia.

Incase you have not checked out the new Stitch Dictionary follow the link and for future reference it is listed via the top navigation tabs

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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Stitch Dictionary now online

Just a quick heads up to let people know that I have been busy behind the scenes moving updating and revamping the stitch dictionary. If you look along the top tabs on the site you will see a new one which will take you to an alphabetical listing of all the stitch tutorials I have here.

Regular readers might remember that I said I was going to move it here. The old stitch dictionary will be retired soon. It has taken some time and I still have some stitches to add which over the next few months will be published here on pintangle. As a stitch spotter I have collected many stitches and their varieties so I plan to build the dictionary into an online resource.

Take a look at the new stitch dictionary. Stitches are listed alphabetically and if they are known by more than one name I have cross indexed them. Hopefully people will find it useful so spread the word, share, link or tap into what ever groups and social networks you are part of.

Oh and if you spot errors such as links that don’t go to the right place etc let me know as its easy to make mistakes.