TAST Week 45

I always encourage embroiderers to experiment with different threads and this week’s stitch is an ideal example of why. The stitch for TAST week 45 is  Raised Cross Stitch Flower.  You benefit if you explore this stitch a little, by using different types of thread. If you have threads or …

TAST Week 44

TAST Week 44 is Twisted Chain stitch or Rope stitch. These are two very similar stitches. Rope stitch is a twisted chain stitch worked closely together, so I am inclined to group them together. They are also an example of a stitch that can look very different if you play with the …

TAST Week 43

So, let’s go on to the stitches for TAST week 43! The first is Knotted Cretan stitch, which is an interesting stitch – particularly if you use it to represent organic designs. It is a textured stitch that follows a curved line a well. And yet, because it is based on Cretan …

TAST Week 41

TAST week 41 is here, and before we know it, the end of the year will have arrived. For this week, Closed Herringbone stitch is the challenge. It is very useful to define a good strong line or to use in a border, or as part of an edging. You …

TAST Week 40

For TAST Week 40, we have another two stitches that are worked on a grid.  Algerian Eye Stitch is often used in even-weave embroidery techniques. These include canvas work, pulled work embroidery, and forms of counted thread work. However, it has a simple structure which means it is easily adapted. …