Take a Stitch Tuesday 2023 Week 33

Take a Stitch Tuesday 2023 Week 33

whipped wheel stitch sample 6

For Take a Stitch Tuesday 2023 Week 33, I am introducing a textured stitch called Whipped wheel. This stitch produces a raised ribbed circle. Until you try it you don’t know how much fun this stitch can be. This is one of my favourite textured stitches. If you look closely at much of my stitching you will find them peering out of all sorts of places. Whipped wheels are quick to work once you have mastered them. You can use Whipped wheels alone – as an accent stitch, a point of colour, an interesting texture, or they can be scattered over an area, almost like a powdered filling. As usual, you will find a tutorial for whipped wheel stitch here. Enjoy learning and experimenting with it.

Take a Stitch Tuesday 2023 Week 33 Beyond TAST

Whipped Spoke Stitch in contemporary embroidery

Whipped Spoke Stitchis another stitch I love. It is very close to Whipped wheel and you can easily work the two together. You can work it in lines or circles or as part of a border or simple freeform, as I have done in the sample above. I used hand-dyed cotton perle #5 thread for the Whipped Spoke stitch. Other stitches used in this sample are with French knots, Cast on stitch, Bullion knots, and whipped wheel stitch. You can find tutorials for all of these stitches in my Stitch Dictionary.

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.

I hope you enjoy Take a Stitch Tuesday 2023 Week 33!

Thread Twisties!

Experimenting with different threads can be expensive. You would normally have to buy a whole skein of each type of thread. My thread twisties are a combination of different threads to use in creative hand embroidery. These enable you to try out stitching with something other than stranded cotton. For the price of just a few skeins, you can experiment with a bundle of threads of luscious colours and many different textures.

These are creative embroiders threads. With them, I hope to encourage you to experiment. Each Twistie is a thread bundle containing silk, cotton, rayon and wool. Threads range from extra fine (the same thickness as 1 strand of embroidery floss) to chunky couchable textured yarns. All threads have a soft and manageable drape. Twisting them around a needle makes experimental hand embroidery an interesting journey rather than a battle.  Many are hand dyed by me. All are threads I use. You may find a similar thread twist but no two are identical.

You will find my thread twisties in the Pintangle shop here.

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