Take a Stitch Tuesday 2023 Week 15

Take a Stitch Tuesday 2023 Week 15

I hope you all enjoyed the break or used the time to catch up a little.

Sample of Cretan stitch 1

The TAST Week 12 stitch is to learn and experiment with Cretan Stitch. Cretan stitch is another of those key stitches people learn when they are new to hand embroidery. As I have said before, the first 15- 20 weeks or so of TAST is effectively an embroidery course suitable for beginners to take, so I hope those readers who are attempting this stitch for the first time enjoy it and discover its versatility. Click through to the instructions, for more eye candy and to give you ideas on how to use the stitch. The sample above is Cretan stitch worked in layers using different threads.

Take a Stitch Tuesday 2023 Week 15 Beyond TAST

Beyond TAST this week is a favourite quirky variety of Cretan stitch. Looped Cretan Stitch is unusual and a doozie of a stitch if you add a bead! I like stitches that look a bit different. Not only does it make for an interesting border, if you work it row upon row it also makes a really interesting pattern fill.

Crazy quilters will love this stitch as it makes a great seam embellishment but it is also a wonderful border stitch too. I am really interested to see how you use this stitch.

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 #TASTembroidery and #PintangleTAST on Instagram.

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


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