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 …

TAST Week 23

The stitch for TAST week 23 is Knotted Cable Chain. You can find a tutorial for Knotted Cable Chain in my Stitch Dictionary. Knotted Cable Chain is a textured linear stitch which looks great used in all sorts of ways. You can work the chain in an open loose manner as illustrated …

TAST Week 22

For TAST week 22, I am proposing an interesting version of buttonhole called Up and Down buttonhole. This version of buttonhole creates a line of paired buttonhole stitches that are tied at the base. It creates a different look from regular buttonhole. And you can use this stitch in many …

TAST Week 21

This week, I would like to introduce you to  Raised Herringbone Band. It is an interesting stitch that is easily forgotten. But it is really remarkably handy once you learn it. This stitch makes a great decorative filler if you work it in a block, row upon row. Or if …

TAST Week 19

The stitch for TAST Week 19 is Oyster Stitch which looks difficult until you understand how it works. Once you understand the mechanics of it, this stitch is quick and easy to work. And it produces a nice textured chain stitch that can be used in many situations in place …

TAST Week 17

The stitch for TAST week 17, is Bullion Knot. I know many people feel intimidated by this stitch, but read the tips in my tutorial for Bullion Knot Stitch and hopefully, they will help you. In the tutorial, there are also many illustrations that will help you see where those tips …