Take a Stitch Tuesday 2023 Week 9 Basic TAST
The challenge this week, is to experiment with Buttonhole Wheel which is a fun and easy stitch. These are often used to form small floral sprays making them useful stitches for crazy quilting and surface embroidery, but you can also use them in a contemporary manner too. You will find a full tutorial on the Buttonhole wheel page, alongside ideas on how to use it in your stitching projects. The same page has a tip on controlling the stitch if the edges flick up, and information on half and quarter buttonhole wheels.
Take a Stitch Tuesday 2023 Week 9 Beyond TAST
This stitch is simply fun. Buttonhole wheel cup is raised from the foundation fabric. Start with a buttonhole wheel and work detached buttonhole stitches into the edge, building up rows to form a cup. It is loads of fun, and you can easily add it to contemporary embroidery pieces or work them as flowers. It makes an excellent middle of a flower or daffodil. Have fun with it and see what you come up with. I also frequently use it in contemporary embroideries, such as my heavily textured pieces. You will find the tutorial for buttonhole wheel cup here. Explore it and enjoy!
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 Beyond TAST and give your work a modern twist. And of course, share it online so beginners can see what can be done with a little imagination.
Where to Share
If you are doing the design challenge you have a month to work a design and stitch it up.
So the idea is to stitch a sample, photograph it, share it in the Take a Stitch Tuesday facebook group or use the hashtags are #TASTembroidery and #PintangleTAST on Instagram.
If you need more information the challenge guidelines are on the TAST FAQ page.
Have you seen my stitchers templates?
As someone who loves crazy quilting and embroidery, I designed these templates with other stitchers in mind. With my templates, you can create hundreds of different patterns to use in your stitching and crazy quilting projects. They are easy to use, and totally clear so you can position them easily. Oh, and they are compact so they fit neatly in your sewing box. Designed by a stitcher for stitchers.
To see what they look like, find out about the free ebook of patterns that come with them visit the information pages. You can find out more about both sets by simply going to our Pintangle shop.
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Bead Soup in wonderful colour ways!
Our bead soups are carefully selected with embroiderers in mind.
Sharon chose these beads especially for embroiderers, for their suitability to stitch onto fabric — so they’re not designed for jewellery makers. Many of you will have seen Sharon’s encrusted embroideries — now you can try it too with these new bead soup packets, each sorted into colour ways to enhance your designs.
These bead soups are great to add texture and contrast to your embroideries, inspiring your creativity.
The mixes include natural materials such as shell, mother of pearl, gemstone chips, semi-precious stones, quartz, agate, wood and glass.
I also include resin and acrylic beads where they have interesting shapes or features that suit encrusted and contemporary embroidery. Some packs include silicone jump rings as you can do so much with them. You can find all these and more at the Pintangle shop