TAST Week 36

Welcome back from our break week. I hope everyone is energised for the final push towards the end of the year. This week I have chosen a relatively easy but versatile stitch to ease back into the TAST challenge. I hope everyone enjoys it! TAST Week 36 Feathered Chain stitch …

The Frederick Herrschner Art Needlework Supplies General Catalog free online

While browsing the net over coffee I made a wonderful discovery while poking around in the Antique Pattern library. I love finding stuff like the Art Needlework Supplies General Catalog produced by Frederick Herrschner in 1907 is a huge 242 page catalogue of embroidery patterns. So, I thought I would …

TAST Break Week 3

TAST Break Week Last week, I announced we would have a catch-up TAST Break week. If you are up to date with your sampling, take a little a break. I don’t know a stitcher who has not got other projects to work on — so this is your chance. For …

TAST Week 35

A little heads-up I have a little bit of housekeeping before I announce the stitch for TAST week 35. Next week will be a break week. In addition, I have introduced some easy stitches for this week, as I feel that the combination of a fun easy week coupled with …

TAST Week 34

TAST Week 34 TAST week 34 is technically two stitches but, since Crossed and Plaited Feather stitch are so similar, I have grouped them together as one. Both are based on straight-sided feather stitch and both involve a second line of overlapping stitches. As usual, to learn how to work …

TAST Week 33

TAST Week 33 Cloud Filling is the stitch for TAST week 33. You mainly see it being used as a filler stitch.  If you are a new hand to embroidery, you will find that filler stitches are amazingly useful. They can cover areas of your design and before long you start …