TAST FAQ

What is TAST?
Take a Stitch Tuesday is a stitchers challenge. Choose how many stitches you want to work from the list below and then set about doing it.  For instance choose to work 20 stitches in a year or 1 a month, 1 every 2 weeks or 1 a week. It is up to you.

If you want to swing in and out of the challenge as a busy life dictates that is fine. This challenge is Guilt free and designed for busy people who want to build their skills.

If you are learning embroidery the challenge will be to learn the stitch. If you are experienced the challenge is to push the stitch creatively.

Leave a comment 

When you work a stitch leave a comment and let me know. Leave your full web address in the comment. Copy your full web address from the address bar at the top of your browser window. Include the http:// bit as then it will become a live link. Leave your address in the comment itself so people can just click on the link and visit your site. Make it easy for them and they will visit you.

Please link back to Pin Tangle. 

Please link back to Pintangle, so that people hear about it.

Do I have to stitch a sampler?

No you can stitch on anything. Some people work a sampler but it is definitely not a must!

There is not particular project at all. The idea is experiment with stitches. They can be small samples on scraps of fabric or doodle cloths. Some people are going to make a band sampler, others are making fabric books, others working the challenge stitches on a crazy quilt block or project, while others are going to use fabric postcards, and ATCs (Artist Trading Cards).  The challenge is to work the stitch. The format or project is totally up to you.

Do we have a blog badge?
You may use the badge (right click and save the image to your desktop) The TAST badge is stitched by Annet of Fat Quarter. Annet took the previous TAST challenge and made a fabric book of samples this is the cover.  Annet has kindly allowed the use of her image as the TAST  logo.

Other groups and networks 
You can if you wish also share your explorations  on the flickr TAST site and on the Facebook TAST 2012 group

TAST Stitches by number

TAST Stitches by Letter

IF I forget to post that current weeks stitch browse the Take a stitch Tuesday category (the most recent stitch is at the top just scroll down for others)

 

166 Responses to TAST FAQ

  1. Pingback: Week 12 TAST Barred and Alternating Chain Stitches « eclecticlamb

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  3. Diane says:

    Thank you, Sharon. I have met so many cyber friends while participating in your challenge. I really appreciate all you do for the stitching community. This is my second time doing TAST.

  4. DOMYR974 says:

    peut on encore participer à ce TAST ???? je sais que vous en etes sur la fin… mais ne peut on pas repartir de la semaine 1?
    j’attends impatiemment votre réponse car je trouve fantastique ce TAST !!! je ne le connaissais pas et je viens de le découvrir !!! merci par avance (j’habite à l’ile de la Réunion )

    • Je crois que vois pouvez commencer quand vous voulez. Nous sommes seulement a la 14e semaine. Si vous voulez recommencer a la premiere, ce n’est pas une probleme.

      Which (in bad French) was roughly – I think you can start when you like. We’re only on week 14. If you want to go back to week 1, it’s not a problem.

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  7. Arlene says:

    I’m totally confused. Can’t find this week’s post on satin stitch–did I dream it???–so don’t know where to link to my blog.

  8. Pingback: March’s TAST and CQJP | Spare Moments Stitching

  9. I am really enjoying the experience! Thank you, Sharon :)
    Barbara

  10. Pin Tangle becomes more fascinating to me each time I look around.
    I am interested in receiving your newsletter. I really want to be in the loop, as such don’t want to miss anything. If there is a cost involved, please let me know.
    Thank you, Lynnette Olson

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  13. Sandhya says:

    this is my favourite stitch – thank you for a lovely 15 weeks. am looking forward to the rest of the year! http://knitspurlsandhooks.blogspot.in/2012/04/tast-15-stem-stitch.html

  14. Pingback: Week 14 TAST Satin Stitch « eclecticlamb

  15. Mary says:

    What a nice project ! May I join in ? Which is the current stitch to practise ?
    Congratulations for your embroideries.

  16. sharonb says:

    Mary You are more than welcome to join in. The stitch of the week is announced every Tuesday and there is a list of past stitches on this page.

    • Anna Brown says:

      Hi Sharon,

      You might want to edit your instructions for
      bonnet stitch in your dictionary. Especially the
      left and right parts and through and not through
      the fabric at the beginning.

      Fondly,
      Anna

      • sharonb says:

        Hi Anna – yes in fact the whole stitch dictionary is getting a good look at soon as it is an old site that was hand coded in 1996 as old static web pages. By the end of this year I hope to have a complete overhaul and in a format that will I can change and update the pages more frequently.

  17. Pingback: Week 15 TAST Stem Stitch « eclecticlamb

  18. Pingback: Week 16 ? French Knot (TAST 2012) | ????????? ???

  19. Pingback: Take a Stitch Tuesday: French Knot « Abiding in the True Vine

  20. Pingback: TAST French knots, Satin and Stem stitches « CrazyQstitcher

  21. Pingback: Week 16 TAST French Knots « eclecticlamb

  22. Liz Figures says:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/78337348@N08/6959620626/in/photostream

    week 16. hope i’m putting this in the right place.

  23. Pingback: CQJP & TAST week 16 | Time use by Bernice

  24. Berice O says:

    Week 16 already! My how time flies when…..you are trying something new. I did French Knots as flower centers when I was a child. This reminded me of the struggle they were but how Neat I thought them to be. Being Snow Birds and getting ready and leaving Yuma, AZ for the summer + had me rushing to keep up once again. My goal is to KEEP UP!
    http://timeusebybernice.wordpress.com/

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  26. Just had to say that I’ve found a new stitch to love!!!
    Week 16 Wheatear :)
    Thank you, Sharon X

  27. Pingback: Week 17 TAST Wheatear Stitch « eclecticlamb

  28. Pingback: CQJP and TAST week 17 | Time use by Bernice

  29. medha devdas says:

    http://stitchinfingers.ning.com/profile/medhadevdas
    wheatear stitch is very interesting .i liked it very much
    thank you

  30. Pingback: April’s TAST and CQJP | Spare Moments Stitching

  31. Pingback: Take a Stitch Tuesday: Wheatear Stitch « Abiding in the True Vine

  32. You will find the pic at the abiove place..still do not understand this Im afraid.

    • sharonb says:

      Nicola all comments are moderated by me to combat spam comments. when you leave a comment – you should have that written on the screen saying the comment is moderated and waiting approval.

  33. Nope that link didnt show, sigh.
    I am redirecting to my stitchinfingers page :- http://stitchinfingers.ning.com/profile/NicolaThomson

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  38. Pingback: Week 18 TAST Crossed Buttonhole Stitch « eclecticlamb

  39. Pingback: Week 19 TAST Half Chevron Stitch « eclecticlamb

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  41. Pingback: Take a Stitch Tuesday: Half Chevron « Abiding in the True Vine

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  43. Pingback: Week 20 TAST Bullion Knot « eclecticlamb

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  45. Pingback: Butterfly Chain, A Real TAST Challenge For Me | The Shop Sampler

  46. Pingback: Take a Stitch Tuesday: Butterfly Chain Stitch « Abiding in the True Vine

  47. Pingback: Week 21 TAST Butterfly Chain Stitch « eclecticlamb

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  53. Pingback: Weeks 22 & 23 TAST Knotted Cretan Stitch & Catch-up « eclecticlamb

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  55. Pingback: Week 24 TAST Buttonhole Wheel « eclecticlamb

  56. Pingback: Take a Stitch Tuesday: Buttonhole Wheel « Abiding in the True Vine

  57. Well, I am now sufficiently inspired to join in. ha! Took me long enough to figure out what TAST is–after weeks of seeing stitch samples on flickr and now finally finding stitchin fingers. I am so excited to find all you do Sharon B.!! I think it’s just what I needed. I know the most of these stitches. I do some of them in beaded embroidery. But I am rusty, rusty, rusty on quite a few. So this is going to be really good for me. THANK YOU, SHARON!!!!

  58. Pingback: Take a Stitch Tuesday: Cable Chain Stitch « Abiding in the True Vine

  59. Bernice O says:

    Week 25 cable chain was a bit of a struggle as when I made a mistake I had a problem getting out of it and restarting. Of course it got better as I did more.

  60. Bernice O says:

    As I looked back it seems I have missed posting my progress. I have kept up each week but only posted on my blog and not here. oh well….. http://timeusebybernice.wordpress.com/

  61. Latha says:

    Thank you Sharon for TAST. I am really enjoying this. I used to do embroidery long back and now its time to catch up all that and learn new stitches and I am so excited.

  62. Bernice O says:

    week 26 Palestrina stitch completed….. Thanks http://timeusebybernice.wordpress.com/

  63. I’d never heard of the Palestrina stitch before and I really enjoy doing it! http://quiltisland.blogspot.com/2012/07/palestrina-stitch.html

  64. Pingback: Take a Stitch Tuesday: Palestrina Stitch « Abiding in the True Vine

  65. Pingback: Take a Stitch Tuesday: Bonnet Stitch « Abiding in the True Vine

  66. Bernice O says:

    I really struggled with the Bonnet stitch for week 27. I had to look at a number of different directions and try for 5 days before I got it. Oh well that was a long learning curve. for me.
    http://timeusebybernice.wordpress.com/

  67. Pingback: Week 25 TAST Cable Chain Stitch « eclecticlamb

  68. Pingback: TAST 16: Lavender French Knot | Thrifty Finn

  69. Bernice O says:

    I really enjoyed week 28….Up and Down Buttonhole stitch. I don’t think I did it quite the way the directions said…but the stitch result is the same. Anyway it was a fun stitch. http://timeusebybernice.wordpress.com/

  70. Bernice O says:

    Another stitch that was new to me….and I enjoyed. That makes things go more quickly. http://timeusebybernice.wordpress.com/

  71. Pingback: TAST catch-up Weeks 27,28,29 « CrazyQstitcher

  72. Pingback: Week 26 TAST Palestrina Stitch « eclecticlamb

  73. Pingback: Week 27 TAST Bonnet Stitch « eclecticlamb

  74. Pingback: Week 28 TAST Up and Down Buttonhole « eclecticlamb

  75. I am trying to play a mad game of “catch up” with the “Take A Stitch Tuesday” challenge — but is it no longer possible to link my sampler stitches to the originating home page of that week?
    Here is my Cretan Stitch link:
    http://cmwinter.blogspot.com/2012/02/cretan-stitch.html
    and my Herringbone:
    http://cmwinter.blogspot.com/2012/07/herringbone-stitch.html
    more on the way ….

  76. Pingback: Week 29 Basque Stitch « eclecticlamb

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  78. Pingback: Week 6 TAST Chevron Stitch « eclecticlamb

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  80. Yuma Tatter says:

    Sharon, can you please continue placing each week’s link on this page? I am not online often during the summer, and it’s so much easier to come here to get the stitches I’ve missed. Thanks.

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  87. Pingback: Week 34 Linked Double Chain Stitch « eclecticlamb

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  96. Peggy Kimble says:

    Sharon – when you show the pictures of the ones you chose each week, I have not seen some of them. I just get them from StitchinFingers, where can I find the others ? They don’t seem to be in Pin Tangle.

    Thankyou for all the work you do. Peggy

    • sharonb says:

      Peggy the challenge is run from pintangle every Tuesday – just go to the blog front page and for back links either go to the category or check the bottom of the TAST FAQ page as there is a list of all the stitches. People often leave comments here (on the blog ) and not at stitchin fingers. In fact there is another whole crowd on Facebook who I never see too. It is one of the problems with social media it is very diverse! As I say every week when I post the challenge people are supposed to leave a comment here.

  97. Pingback: Week 38 Drizzle Stitch « eclecticlamb

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  100. Brittany says:

    Well that is so ME to find a fun challenge towards the end of the year! Will you be starting a new TAST next year, or should I try to play catch-up so late in the challenge? I’m a very new embroiderer, and this looks like a perfect way to get more experience. :) You are amazing and I love the site! :)

    • sharonb says:

      Brittany – I might continue this next year ( I am not sure yet) but I would suggest you start at the beginning and do at least the first 12 stitches because all the foundation stitches are covered there. If you do those when you get to the more complex stitches you will be able to do them. As I say I am not yet decided about next year but no matter what if you do the basics it will set you in good stead.

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  103. gailllc says:

    I am working through the TAST 2012 stitches in numbered order starting next week — doing a TAST 2012 re-run. Anyone doing the same, feel free to access my list of stitches/dates (or whatever might be helpful to you) by clicking through to my new blog for it (click on my name above.)

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  105. Nancy Taber says:

    I want to do the rerun on 2012, And also continue with 2013, I am learning so much and I retired in July so I can give this so much more attention,. Thank You

  106. wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Waiting
    viji

  107. Margaret says:

    here is the link for the knotted fether stitch, I do not know if I am posting it in the right place, please let me know Sharon if I have done it wrong.

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  109. Dear Sharon,
    I’ve finally finished my TAST-piece 2012! It contains all of last year’s stitches and a few extra’s. The measurements are 37×39 cm. It has been great fun working on this piece and interacting with all the other TASTers. Thank you very much,
    Jessica

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  111. Just thought I’d show the sampler I made for the first 52 TAST stitches I have learned. It has been such a pleasure to learn them all. Many thanks, Sharon.

    http://queeniepatch.blogspot.jp/2013/02/the-tasty-bird-summary-sampler.html

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  113. Peggy Kimble says:

    Tast 55 is pretty and nice to do. Thank you.
    When Challenge is done do we take picture and post on SF as usual ? or – keep until April 2nd – and then ?

    I don’t know how to post on Pin Tangle ??

  114. Peggy Kimble says:

    Will this do as a link ? You can tell am cmputer illiterate !

  115. Peggy Kimble says:

    I love Queenie’s crown.
    I am curious about the challenge – I have only seen my Palace Gates and Queenie’s Crown – are these the only two challenge pieces, or have I missed more somehow?
    Peggy

    • sharonb says:

      Peggy people leave links to their web pages on the comments at the latest TAST post. Follow the link in the second paragraph of this page

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  117. Anneliese says:

    Hello Sharon, I must tell you how very practical this is, to find your stitches by number (or letter). I missed the stitches 53 – 55 and could so easily find them today on your list, copy them and stitch them high up on the mountain into my new little stitch reference booklet – which I just started. Thank you for this wonderful site.

  118. Pingback: Too Cute Tuesday – Knotted Feather Stitch Elephant sampler by the stitchsmith

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  123. Everything is very open with a really clear clarification
    of the challenges. It was definitely informative. Your site is
    useful. Thank you for sharing!

  124. Soku says:

    Hi Sharon,
    My samples

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  126. queeniepatch says:

    Just in case you want to see what I did with a BEADED version of #58 Woven Detached Chain Stitch:
    http://queeniepatch.blogspot.jp/2014/02/stumpwork-lady.html

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  135. Pingback: Sharon’s stitches by number 75- 79 | CrazyQstitcher

  136. Pingback: Sharon’s stitches by number 80-83 | CrazyQstitcher

  137. Pingback: Sharon’s stitches by number, 91-94 | CrazyQstitcher

  138. Pingback: TAST Nos. 104 + 105 | CrazyQstitcher

  139. Pingback: Getting on with getting on! | More Cold Tea!

  140. Je poste un petit com simplement pour complimenter
    l’administrateur

  141. Pingback: TAST 2014 Nos.110,111,112,113 | CrazyQstitcher

  142. Tenar says:

    Once again, I’m following TAST for a few stitches – and I have created a page with links to my tast postings – or let’s better say I’m in the process of doing so.

    Sharon, I only wanted to ask if that page is ok or if you think that’s leeching on your content.

    • sharonb says:

      Looks OK to me Tenar as you are linking not copying which is the correct thing to do online -good netiquette if you like

  143. Pingback: TAST 20 -Butterfly Chain Stitch | Tenar's cave

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