TAST Week 8

Take a Stitch Tuesday Week 8 Basic TAST This week the challenge is Buttonhole stitch – or blanket stitch, as many people call it. This stitch is actually the foundation for a whole family of stitches. People classify embroidery stitches in different ways. I like to classify stitch families according …

Crazy quilt stitch along Tumbling Block 14

Tumbling block 14 sits third row down on the right hand side of the Diamonds are forever quilt. This month we will make four diamonds as there is a dark diamond sitting on the right that is a continuation of the tumbling block pattern. In other words we are making …

TAST Week 7

Take a Stitch Tuesday Week 7 Basic TAST This week’s basic stitch is very simple and very useful. I am encouraging people to learn and use Seed stitch also known as seed filling. It is very quick and easy and ideal to incorporate in modern embroidery. I think people will …

TAST Week 6 and February Design Challenge

The stitch for Basic TAST week 6 is Fly Stitch. I made the sample above using 5 layers of chiffon and netting stitched over with mainly Fly Stitch. Much of the grass/reeds areas are also fly stitch. By mixing the thickness and type of threads I gave it more visual …