TAST Week 12

I hope you all enjoyed the break or used the time to catch up a little. So this week is TAST Week 12. TAST Week 12 The TAST Week 12 stitch is to learn and experiment with Cretan Stitch. Cretan stitch is another of those key stitches people learn when …

Hexagon Quilt block 26

Yes I have started to call my 2020 blocks my Hexagon blocks. No matter the name above is the next in the series. If you click on the photo you will see a larger version. As regular readers know I proposed a 2020 challenge. The idea was to use 2,020 different items …

TAST Break Week 1

TAST Break Week 1 This is TAST Break Week 1. Last week, I mentioned that we would have a catch-up week. If you are up to date with your homework, take a little a break. I don’t know a stitcher who has not got other projects to work on – …

Story Roll Band Sampler Progress

It has been a while since I last shared an update on my band sampler story roll that I am stitching this year. The last time I wrote about it I left off where I marked the Year of the Ox. The only ‘journalling’ bit that has been added is …

TAST Week 11

  TAST Week 11 I love Tuesday mornings as there is always a sense of anticipation wondering how people will react to the stitch of the week. For TAST week 11 the stitch is French Knots. French Knots are lovely on their own, or as little accents in part of a …

How to use Sun Dyes

I have been experimenting with Sun dyes or Heliographic dyes and decided to share what I did. Sometimes this technique is called sun dyeing or sun sensitive dyeing. Sun dyes are very easy to use. This is what I did to get the vibrant results illustrated here. I first washed …

TAST Week 10

TAST Week 10 TAST stitch for week 10  is Chevron stitch. As usual, follow the link for a tutorial and eye candy. Chevron stitch is an old favourite, as I turn to this stitch more and more when I’m stuck for ideas. There is a lot of fun to be had with …