I hope by now people can see that I have structured this challenge so that new hands can develop skills based of previous experience.
For more experienced stitchers I am encouraging them to take the stitch and push it further. Not necessarily take the documented variations that are in various stitch dictionaries but take the stitch itself and see what you can do with it. I am not saying working variations is wrong as some variations will appear as part of the challenge later in the year. This is a gentle ‘keep it simple’ reminder that the challenge is to take a stitch and see what can be done with it.
For those who dont like the push it further aspect, combining the weeks stitch with a previous TAST challenge stitch is fun too.
Ok What is the stitch this week? This week the stitch for the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge is Detached chain stitch which you can find directions for in my stitch dictionary. Detached chain stitch is also known as daisy stitch and lazy daisy stitch but dont let those names lead you into thinking that it has to be worked as a flower. It is called detached chain because that is what it is and can be used to create all sorts of patterns and textures forinstance these samples are stitched over sequin waste to create a pattern.
Once again the challenge is:
For new hands to learn the stitch
If you are an experienced stitcher take the stitch and push it a little further in a creative manner or combine this stitch with one of the stitches already covered in TAST 2012. If you have worked a sample in a previous challenge feel free to post a link in comments as it will inspire people but if you have time do try another sample and do something different and new!
Try working it different threads, or on different fabrics. Play with scattering and layering. You can add beads, overlap the stitch, or use it to couch down another thread or ribbon.
No matter what you do with it explore the stitch.
How to join in
Stitch a sample, take a photograph of it, put in online in your blog, flickr site or on stitchin fingers page, swing by here and leave a comment with your full web address so people can visit and see your sample.
Any special rules?
There are no rules but I do have a request, please link back here.
Interesting work will be featured
Each week I will feature samples that participants have stitched order to draw attention to creative and interesting work. This means some work will be re-published. I will credit and link to the owners website but I assume that when you leave your link here, I have your permission to feature your work. If you do not want your work to be featured please say in the comment you leave and I wont do it.
Further information on the FAQ page
If you need further information on the challenge a list of stitches covered so far or directions on how to participate please visit the TAST FAQ page.
You can read back through TAST articles by browsing Challenges - Take a Stitch Tuesday category
Other groups and networks
You can also share your explorations with other members on the social network site of your choice. There is a Facebook TAST 2012 page, stitchin fingers group and the flickr TAST site. These sub groups are set up by the request of members you do not have join any of them.