TAST Week 45

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 …

TAST Week 44

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 …

TAST Week 43

TAST Week 43 With that, 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 …

TAST Week 42

TAST Week 42 The stitch for TAST week 42 is Half Chevron stitch. This stitch is an example of a variety comprised of parts of two different stitches that make up a new stitch.  Half Chevron stitch consists of half Chevron Stitch and half Cretan Stitch both have been in …

TAST Week 40

TAST Week 40 This week, 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 …

TAST Week 39

TAST Week 39 Fancy Herringbone Stitch is the stitch for TAST week 39. It is a fun decorative stitch to play with. It forms a strong but pretty line that makes an ideal border or as seam treatment in crazy quilting. You can work it in different threads. And you …