Cloud Filling is stitch 42 0f the 2018 TAST challenge. It is used as a filler stitch. If you are a new hand to embroidery, you will find that filler stitches are amazingly useful to cover areas of a design.
I have taught this stitch to children so it is this stitch is quick and easy to work, but don’t turn your nose up at it, as it is adaptable and easy to give a contemporary twist to.
The grid that you lay down for Cloud Filling stitch is traditionally created as a simple straight stitch which you lace a thread through (see the tutorial here). But if you can, create a grid of satin stitches, detached chain stitches, bullion knots, fly stitches or cross stitches. If you use different and unusual threads or novelty yarns, you can create some very different effects.
The next Beyond TAST challenge will be announced next week. So aim to finish up your experiments with the current Beyond TAST challenge as next week there is something new!
How to take part in the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge
If you are new to hand embroidery the challenge is to learn how to do Cloud Filling stitch 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, 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 the Cloud Filling 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.
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