TAST Week 24

Welcome to TAST Week 24. Did you all enjoy your catch-up or break week? I hope you either took advantage of the time to catch up or do some other stitching. TAST week 24 is Crossed buttonhole stitch. This stitch is one of those stitches that at first glance looks …

Beaded Shell Chain Stitch Tutorial

Beaded Shell Chain Stitch is a fun and interesting stitch if you bead it you can have even more fun! If you need a reminder on how to work Shell Chain you will find my tutorial here. To work this stitch use a size 26 tapestry needle. Since the eye …

On the Hoop — a 2021 Sampler update

I have not shared an update on my 2021 sampler for quite a while, so it’s time for another update on my 2021 band sampler. There is a lot to chat about and quite a bit to share, so I will get straight into it. Make a Cuppa, settle down …

TAST Week 23

TAST Week 23 The stitch for TAST week 23 is Knotted Cable Chain. You can find a tutorial for Knotted Cable Chain in my Stitch Dictionary. Knotted Cable Chain is a textured linear stitch which looks great used in all sorts of ways. You can work the chain in an open loose …

A Free Book of out of copyright designs

A Book of designs by Mrs Watson — a 154-page collection of inked designs — was published in 1824. Design sources like this provide literally hundreds of patterns to work in embroidery, either as-is or for you to adapt to your projects. Better still, you can use these designs as …

TAST Week 22

TAST Week 22 For TAST week 22, I am proposing an interesting version of buttonhole called Up and Down buttonhole. This version of buttonhole creates a line of paired buttonhole stitches that are tied at the base. It creates a different look from regular buttonhole. And you can use this …