So, let’s go on to the stitches for TAST week 43! The first is Knotted Cretan stitch, which is an interesting stitch – particularly if you use it to represent organic designs. It is a textured stitch that follows a curved line a well. And yet, because it is based on Cretan stitch, you can do a lot with it! As usual, follow the link to Knotted Cretan stitch for a tutorial and ideas on how you might use it.
Beyond TAST Week 43
I have selected Raised Cup stitch for Beyond TAST. Although the name seems appropriate at this time of year it is an ideal stitch with which to create small flowers. The small lilac flowers with a white pearl bead in the middle are Raised Cup stitch. It is a sweet little stitch and I will be looking forward to seeing what you do with it. So take a look at the Raised Cup tutorial and explore the stitch, have fun and see what you can do.
How to join and where to share TAST week 43
If you are new to hand embroidery the challenge is to learn the stitch and share what you have learned. If you are an experienced embroiderer, enjoy trying out the Beyond TAST stitch. Give your work a modern twist and share it online so beginners can see what can be done with a little imagination.
Stitch a sample, photograph it, put it online on your blog, or share it in the TAST facebook group or wherever you hang out online. Hashtags are #TASTembroidery and #PintangleTAST on places like Instagram etc.
If you have a blog, leave a comment on the Knotted Cretan stitch or the Raised Cup stitch page. Don’t forget your full web address, including the HTTPS part of the web address so that it becomes a live link. It means people can visit your site and see what you have done.
If you need more information the challenge guidelines are on the TAST FAQ page.
Floral themed Stitchers templates for hand embroiderers
With this set of stitchers templates, you can create your own floral-themed designs. You can easily combine petal and leaf shapes with the curved edges of the templates to create all sorts of floral and organic motifs. You will be able to create hundreds of different patterns to embroider. It is the ultimate mix-and-match fun for stitchers.
The set comes with an e-book with instructions and is filled with patterns and designs that you can create and use as jumping-off spots for your own designs.
They are available now in the shop here
Enjoy your stitching!