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TAST Week 24

TAST Week 24

This week is not only fun, it is also an easy week for both the TAST and the Beyond TAST streams. I hope everyone has fun!

beaded fern stitch sample

Fern Stitch is a very quick and easy stitch to work. So for those who need some catch-up time, just jump in and do it. Fern stitch consists of a simple arrangement of three straight stitches. But this deceptively simple stitch is ideal to use in floral sprays, Christmas, or celebration wreaths. And if you work it in single units they can make bird footprints across a sandy beach scene. Simple and fun!

There is also a beaded version of Fern Stitch which I am sure crazy quilters and those who like richly decorated surfaces will enjoy.

Take a Stitch Tuesday Week 24 Beyond TAST

tutorial of magic chain or checkered chain stitch step 3

The stitch this week is called Magic Chain or some books call it Checkered Chain. This stitch does hold a curve well and is amusing to work. To me, it is more a novelty than a stitch I turn to constantly, but the result is interesting. I hope you have fun with it and you don’t get into too many tangles! 

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 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 #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 24. Next week I return with another design challenge!

Bead Soup

Bead Soup

Add zing to your embroidery with Sharon’s bead soup! Check them out in the Pintangle Shop. These bead soups are not for jewelry, I’ve selected the beads specifically for use in creative embroidery and for working in an encrusted embroidery style. The types and sizes of beads are better suited for stitching to fabric, rather than for making jewelry. With the exception of a few feature beads that you can stitch to fabric as a point of emphasis, there are not many large beads in this mix.

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