TAST Week 2

TAST Week 2

For Take a Stitch Tuesday Week 2 the basic stitch is back stitch. This stitch is one of the core stitches in embroidery as it is a very useful linear stitch. It is an easy stitch to master and quick to learn. Visit the tutorial for Back Stitch instructions on how to work it.

Back stitch sample

Take a Stitch Tuesday Week 2 Beyond TAST

For Beyond TAST this week I am going to suggest you explore Back Stitch Trellis. This filling stitch is great because it works up easily and quickly. It looks great if you use a hand-dyed variegated thread. The changes of colour create very interesting effects. This stitch is also an example of how you can use a linear stitch as a filling stitch. You simply arrange it in a grid!

Back Stitch Trellis finished

Where to share your Take a Stitch Tuesday Week 2 samples

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 doing the design challenge you have a month to work on your 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.

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.

templates set 3

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!

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  1. I’m interested in joining in and becoming and participating in this group. I’m new please explain how to get started. I see there are new participants and returning. What is suggested as fabric or threads to use. Do we just start with the week shown stitches and build a pattern or design onto fabric. Do I just start to follow and participate. Do I need to post weekly on Facebook? I’ve done some embroidery but want to get back into it. Thanks for bringing me up to date. I really would like to adventure out into crazy quilting.

    Mary Ann DeMaison

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