TAST Week 4

Fun with Stem Stitch The stitch for TAST Week 4 is to learn and experiment with Stem Stitch. Stem Stitch is a basic quick and easy linear stitch, which I personally think is one of the most useful stitches there are. You can use this stitch to outline just about anything, …

How to work Ghiordes Knot or Turkey Knot

Ghiordes Knot has been adapted to modern embroidery from a rug making technique that originally came from Turkey. It creates a texture that is like the plush pile of a rug. It is a stitch that has traditionally been used in canvaswork or needlepoint but is enjoying a revival as …

More Bead Embroidery Fun

This week I am sharing more bead embroidery fun with another of my Beady things. These little pieces of hoop art are really experiments with stacking various beads and sequins and combining them with embroidery. To be honest they have become far too enjoyable. At the moment, these disks of …

TAST Week 2

TAST Week 2 The stitch for TAST week 2 is Fly Stitch. I made the sample above using 5 layers of chiffon and netting stitched over with mainly Fly Stitch. Much of the grass/reeds areas are also fly stitch. I mixed the thickness and type of threads to give variety …

Whipped Wheatear Stitch

Whipped Wheatear is similar to Double Whipped Chain stitch. In this variety of Wheatear stitch you can simply whip the wheatear up the central spine like you do in Double Whipped Chain Stitch (checkout the tutorial if you are not sure which version I mean) Whipped Wheatear stitch creates a …

TAST Week 1

Welcome Happy New Year! It’s the start of a new TAST challenge — TAST week 1. First, let me welcome you all to Take a Stitch Tuesday for another year! I hope everyone is energised and up for it. I am certainly looking forward to seeing what everyone does this year. …