TAST Week 40

TAST Week 40 This week, we have another two stitches that are worked on a grid.  Algerian Eye Stitch is often used in even-weave embroidery techniques. These include canvas work, pulled work embroidery, and forms of counted thread work. However, it has a simple structure which means it is easily …

TAST Week 39

TAST Week 39 Fancy Herringbone Stitch is the stitch for TAST week 39. It is a fun decorative stitch to play with. It forms a strong but pretty line that makes an ideal border or as seam treatment in crazy quilting. You can work it in different threads. And you …

Freeform Cross stitch

Normally cross stitch is worked on the weave of the fabric neatly in rows along the lines of the thread. Each stitch is supposed to sit in the group not calling attention to itself. Cross stitch is supposed to be of even tension and uniform with each bar crossing in …

Double Seed stitch tutorial

Double Seed stitch is also called Isolated back stitch. It is arranged on the fabric and spaced in a similar manner to Seed stitch. It consists of two back stitches worked side by side close together with no space between the two stitches, or worked in the same hole. You …

TAST Week 37

TAST Week 37 For TAST week 37, I am introducing a textured stitch called Whipped wheel. This stitch produces a raised ribbed circle. Until you try it you don’t know how much fun this stitch can be. This is one of my favourite textured stitches. If you look closely at …