TAST Break Week 2

TAST Break Week 2

TAST2012logoTAST Break Week 2

Last week, I said that TAST would have a break week or catch-up week. This is TAST Break Week 2. Catch-up weeks are important. It is easy to fall a bit behind as we all have busy and full lives. What I hope to prevent is people slipping behind, then getting discouraged. TAST is meant to be fun and definitely not an added stressor in your life. I also believe that too much pressure on deadlines kills creativity.  The main aim of TAST, and the reason I run it, is that I love embroidery. I see it as a highly creative form of self-expression. I love to introduce people to embroidery, and show them how creative hand embroidery can be so I want to see everyone succeed.

So for this week if you are up to date with your homework, take a little a break. Everyone has other projects to work on – so relax and this is your chance to work on those!  For others who are in catch-up mode, this week gives you a little more time.


My book for creative stitchers

Creative Stitches for Contemporary Embroidery book coverIf you enjoy my site you will gain real value from my book:  Creative Stitches for Contemporary Embroidery: Visual Guide to 120 Essential Stitches for Stunning Designs

Feeling stale? Wondering how to add sparkle to your embroidery? I have aimed Creative Stitches for Contemporary Embroidery to be suitable for both beginners and seasoned embroiderers. It introduces techniques to encourage your creative interpretations of stitches. I guide you towards discovering play-points in your embroidery by varying the height and width; by stacking stitches; or by filling multiple rows with the same stitch. With creative variations and demonstrations of tiny tweaks, You will be ready to head off down you own creative path and, of course, illustrated with plenty of eye candy!


  1. Hi Sharon,

    Thanks for the break week, I have been catching up on some of my UFOs hoping to clear some time for the summer holidays. One thing I made was a small wall hanging using inspiration from the front cover of your book, I will post it this week. I was wondering if it was ok to post a picture of your book on my other sites, if not please let me know. Looking forward to TAST next week, hugs Gill.

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