TAST Break Week 2

TAST Break Week 2

TAST Break Week 2 is upon us — in other words, it’s a catch-up week. If you are up to date with your homework, take a little break. I don’t know a stitcher who has not got other projects to work on – so this is your chance. But don’t forget to come back here for next week’s challenge stitch.

For those of you who are in catch-up mode, this TAST break week 2 gives you a little time. Catch-up weeks are important. It is really easy to fall a bit behind as we all have busy lives. What I hope is to prevent anyone from slipping behind, and then getting discouraged. The main aim of TAST and the reason I run it, is that I love embroidery and I love to introduce people to embroidery, so I want to see everyone succeed.  TAST will be back here next week with another stitch

Here is some eye candy for inspiration and fun!

bead embroidery and decoration for TAST Break Week 2

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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