TAST Week 27 is Barb stitch, which is an easy variation of the buttonhole family. It is quickly worked, making experimentation fun. You will not find it difficult to work if you know how to stitch buttonhole stitch. Check out the Barb stitch tutorial, as it also demonstrates how to work the beaded version too.
Both versions are a very easy and quick to work I hope you enjoy the stitch!
Beyond TAST Week 27
Beyond TAST is a challenge for those people who have done TAST before, or for those who already know the basic embroidery stitches.
The Beyond TAST challenge stitch is Crested Chain stitch which is a bit tricky to start off with, but once you get the swing of moving back and forth it develops a nice feel. It is one of those stitches that looks best in a thread with a firm twist such as cotton perle #5 or #8. I like this stitch chunky, so even #3 is good. You can find a tutorial for stitch Crested Chain stitch . Try it out and have fun.
Where to share your stitching samples for TAST week 27
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. Share your samples online so that 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 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 Barb stitch page, or the Crested Chain stitch page.
If you need more information the challenge guidelines are on the TAST FAQ page.
Have you seen 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. 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.
Or go directly to the Pintangle shop to purchase them.