TAST Week 21

raised herringbone band sample

This week I would like to introduce my TAST folks to  Raised Herringbone Band, as it is one of those interesting stitches that are easily forgotten, but prove to be remarkably handy once you learn it. This stitch makes a great decorative filler if you work it in a block, row upon row. Or if you work just one line of it, you create a solid border — ideal to frame a motif or use it along the edge of something. You will find a tutorial for Raised Herringbone band in my stitch dictionary. If you need a refresher on how to work Herringbone stitch there is a link in the tutorial.

Beyond TAST Week 21

Buttonholed Herringbone 6
Beyond TAST week 21 is another herringbone variety. It is called Buttonholed Herringbone. I have decided that it is time for some fun, and this stitch is certainly that, as well as being surprisingly useful. This stitch makes a border that is highly textured like a braid. It is literally a herringbone stitch that has been buttonholed, so check out the tutorial for Buttonholed Herringbone and have some fun with it.  If you work two rows facing each other, you create a line of circles and if you work two rows back to back they become diamonds.

Where to share your stitching for TAST week 21

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

Stitch a sample, photograph it, put in online on your blog, or share it in the Take a Stitch Tuesday Flickr group, or in the TAST facebook group or where ever you hang out online. Hashtags are #TASTembroidery and #PintangleTAST on places like Instagram etc. If you have a blog leave a comment on the Buttonholed Herringbone page, or the  Raised Herringbone Band page. Don’t forget your full web address, including the HTTP part of the web address so that it becomes a live link. It means people can visit your site and see what you have done.

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.

For more information, see what they look like, find out about the free ebook of patterns visit the information pages in the shop where you can also purchase them.

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