2019 TAST week 28 is Breton stitch which I describe as a sort of twisted herringbone or I think of it as herringbone with its knickers in a twist. This sample is worked in rayon ribbon floss and I have changed the height of the stitches to create a undulating pattern but normally Breton stitch is worked in a line. Once you have learnt this stitch and have the rhythm it is quick to work and surprisingly easy. It makes a good border or if you work it row upon row it makes an interesting filling stitch. Changing the spacing of the stitch can completely change to look and feel.
Beyond TAST Week 28
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 Diamond stitch
Diamond stitch is an interesting patterned stitch that you can use as fill or a line. I will be interested to see how people explore it.
Where to share your stitching samples for TAST week 28
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 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 Breton stitch page, or the Diamond stitch page.
If you need more information the challenge guidelines are on the TAST FAQ page.
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