Take a Stitch Tuesday 2018 Stitch 7

Stitch 7 for Take a Stitch Tuesday 2018, is to learn or experiment with feather stitch. Follow the link for instructions and eye candy.

Stitch 7 Feather stitch sample
For those who are new to embroidery, you will find that aspects of the hand movements you need to make this stitch are similar to those learnt in Fly stitch and Buttonhole. I hope you can see there is a method to my madness in introducing these stitches in this way, as each builds a little on the skill gained while learning the previous stitch. In fact, the first 15-20 weeks or so of TAST is effectively an embroidery course suitable for beginners to take.

Beyond TAST

For those who have done TAST before or if you already know the basic embroidery stitches join in on the Beyond TAST challenge. Beyond TAST is a season of 4-6 weeks that allows time to explore an aspect of a design, technique, style, or family of stitches. See the TAST FAQ for more details. The current Beyond TAST challenge was announced last week so follow the link and enjoy that.


How to take part in the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge

If you are new to hand embroidery the challenge is to learn the stitches. Learn stitch 7 and share what you have learnt. If you are an experienced embroiderer enjoy the Beyond TAST challenge instead. Try and give your work a modern twist and share it online so beginners can see what can be done with a little imagination.

Where to share

Stitch a sample of stitch 7, photograph it, put in online on your blog, Flickr site, share it in the  TAST facebook group or where ever you hang out online. If you have a blog leave a comment on feather stitch page with your full web address so that people can visit your site and see what you have done.  For Flickr people, the group is Take a Stitch Tuesday. Hashtags are #TASTembroidery and #PintangleTAST on places like Instagram etc.

If you need more information the challenge guidelines are on the TAST FAQ page.

Have you seen my Stitchers Templates?

marking a seam using my stitchers Templates

As someone who loves crazy quilting and embroidery, I designed these templates with other stitchers in mind. With my templates, you can create hundreds of different patterns to apply to your stitching and crazy quilting projects. They are easy to use, totally clear so you can position them easily and they are compact in your sewing box.

To see what they look like, find out about the free ebook of patterns that come with them visit the information pages. You can find out more about set 1 on this page . To find out more about set 2 visit this page
Or go directly to the Pintangle shop to purchase them.



  1. Full scale templates and stitch guides make it accessible to all levels of crafter – so if you’re tempted to try embroidery for the first time, here’s your perfect opportunity to dive in!


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