TAST Week 29

TAST week 29 and Beyond TAST are both linear stitches. The first is Pekinese Stitch which creates an interesting line that can follow a curve well. Not only can you use this stitch as a linear stitch but it is a useful stitch to use around the edge of items. …

TAST Week 28

TAST week 28 is Breton stitch which I describe as a sort of twisted herringbone. I like to think of it as herringbone with its knickers in a twist. This sample is worked in rayon ribbon floss. Here, I have changed the height of the stitches to create an undulating …

TAST Week 27

TAST Week 27 is Barb stitch, which is an easy variation of the buttonhole family. It is quickly worked, making experimentation fun. You will not find it difficult to work if you know how to stitch buttonhole stitch. Check out the Barb stitch tutorial, as it also demonstrates how to …

TAST Week 26

The Stitch for TAST week 26, is to experiment with Sheaf Stitch. You often see Sheaf Stitch used as a light, filling stitch, with single stitches spaced evenly over an area. But people often underestimate it, as it is far more interesting than just an area filler. You can arrange …

TAST Week 24

Welcome to TAST Week 24. Did you all enjoy your catch-up or break week? I hope you either took advantage of the time to catch up or do some other stitching. TAST week 24 is Crossed buttonhole stitch. This stitch is one of those stitches that at first glance looks …

TAST Break Week 2

TAST Break Week 2 Last week, I said that TAST would have a break week or catch-up week. This is TAST Break Week 2. Catch-up weeks are important. It is easy to fall a bit behind as we all have busy and full lives. What I hope to prevent is …