Cloud Filling is the stitch for Take a Stitch Tuesday 2023 Week 30. Because this stitch covers areas quickly and easily, you mainly see this stitch being used as a filler stitch. If you are a new hand to embroidery, you will find that filler stitches are amazingly useful. They can cover areas of your design quickly. Further, they are so useful that once you discover them you start collecting them!
The grid that you lay down for Cloud Filling stitch is traditionally created as a simple straight stitch. Then you lace a thread through it (see the tutorial here). But you can, if you choose, create a grid of blocks of satin stitches, detached chain stitches, bullion knots, fly stitches, cross stitches, or even bugle beads. You can also experiment with threads. Choose different threads or novelty yarns to create some very different effects with your fill and of course have fun!
Take a Stitch Tuesday 2023 Week 30 Beyond TAST
This week I would like to suggest you experiment with Threaded Cable Chain Stitch. So see the tutorial on how to hand embroider Threaded Cable chain for instructions on how to work it. This stitch is an ideal stitch for decorative borders, is quick to work and since it will follow a curve well, can be used in many situations.
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.
If you need more information the challenge guidelines are on the TAST FAQ page.
I hope you enjoy Take a Stitch Tuesday 2023 Week 30! I look forward to seeing what people do with these stitches.
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!