Take a Stitch Tuesday 2023 Week 11

Take a Stitch Tuesday 2023 Week 11

Take a Stitch Tuesday 2023 Week 11 Basic TAST

Feather stitch sample

Feather stitch is the basic stitch for week 11. For those who are new to embroidery, you will find that aspects of the hand movements needed to make this stitch are similar to those learned in Buttonhole. I hope you can see a method to my madness in introducing these stitches in this way. Each builds a little on the skill you developed while learning the previous stitch. In fact, the first 15 or so weeks of Basic TAST is effectively an embroidery course suitable for beginners.

Take a Stitch Tuesday 2023 Week 11 Beyond TAST

The Beyond TAST challenge for week 5 is Feather and Chain stitch. As you can see, this stitch is a combination of Feather stitch and Chain stitch. This wonderful hybrid is fun, interesting, and easily adapted to different situations. In other words, Feather and Chain stitch is one of those stitches that you can improvise and riff on, creating variations upon variations.

Feather and Chain stitch tutorial step 6

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.

If you are looking for past TAST stitch challenges the archives are in the Take a Stitch Tuesday category

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 #TASTembroidery and #PintangleTAST on Instagram.

If you need more information the challenge guidelines are on the TAST FAQ page.

My book for creative stitchers

Creative Stitches for Contemporary Embroidery book cover

If 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 your own creative path and, of course, illustrated with plenty of eye candy!

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