TAST Week 6

TAST Week 6 TAST Week 6 is here already! The TAST stitch to learn and experiment with is Herringbone Stitch.  Herringbone stitch is another of those key stitches that many people first learn when new to hand embroidery.  I hope those readers who are attempting this stitch for the first time enjoy …

TAST Week 5

TAST week 5 challenge is to learn and experiment with feather stitch. For those who are new to embroidery, you will find that aspects of the hand movements needed to make this stitch are similar to those learnt in Buttonhole. I hope you can see a method to my madness in …

TAST Week 4

Fun with Stem Stitch The stitch for TAST Week 4 is to learn and experiment with Stem Stitch. Stem Stitch is a basic quick and easy linear stitch, which I personally think is one of the most useful stitches there are. You can use this stitch to outline just about anything, …

TAST Week 2

TAST Week 2 The stitch for TAST week 2 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. I mixed the thickness and type of threads to give variety …

TAST Week 1

Welcome Happy New Year! It’s the start of a new TAST challenge — TAST week 1. First, let me welcome you all to Take a Stitch Tuesday for another year! I hope everyone is energised and up for it. I am certainly looking forward to seeing what everyone does this year. …

Why wobbly stitches are OK

For me wobbly stitches rule! I have noticed that some beginners to embroidery apologise for their wobbly stitches. To be honest I don’t think it is necessary. I will tell you why. This is the 21st century. We are surrounded by machine made things. Some of these things are ugly, …