TAST week 29

Pekinese Stitch sample 1
TAST week 29 and Beyond TAST are both linear stitches. The first is Pekinese Stitch which creates an interesting line that can follow a curve well. Not only can you use this stitch as a linear stitch but it is a useful stitch to use around the edge of items. Pekinese Stitch is quick to work if you need to edge a larger item such as the page of a fabric book. In the sample here I used Pekinese Stitch  in the middle of some ric-rac braid. As usual you will find a tutorial for Pekinese Stitch in my stitch dictionary. I hope you enjoy experimenting!

scroll stitch

Beyond TAST Week 29

Beyond TAST is a challenge for those people who have done TAST before, or for those who already know the basic embroidery stitches.

For the Beyond TAST  I am suggesting a linear stitch that is often forgotten. It is called Scroll stitch. You can also work scroll stitch as a single line or two rows back to back to create an interesting double line.

At first glance it does not look too exciting but changing the spacing of this stitch creates all sorts of interesting effects from a braid like stitch to a line of spaced knots.

Scroll stitch is a good linear stitch as you can work it on quite a tight curve so it can coil over an area with ease but you need to master the tension- hence placing it in the Beyond TAST challenge. Once you learn to control the tension it is quick and easy.

scroll stitch

Where to share your stitching samples for TAST week 29

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 what you have done online, so beginners can see what can be done with a little imagination.

Stitch a sample share it in the TAST facebook group or where ever you hang out online. If you have a blog and want to share what you have done leave a comment with a link on the Pekinese Stitch page, or the  Scroll stitch page.

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.
Or go directly to the Pintangle shop to purchase them.

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