TAST Week 14 and April Design Challenge

For Take a Stitch Tuesday Week 14 the challenge is 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 it …

TAST Week 13

Take a Stitch Tuesday Week 13 Basic TAST Arrow or Arrowhead Stitch is a very quick and easy stitch to work. It is versatile. You can use it for stylish projects on the one hand, and children’s stitching projects on the other.There are two varieties of Arrowhead Stitch (see the tutorial). …

TAST Week 12

Couching is a simple, but wonderfully versatile, stitch and technique. With this stitch, you can use many novelty yarns that cannot fit through the eye of a needle. Follow the link for instructions and eye candy. Couching is a quick way to add a textured line to your design. You …

TAST Week 11

Take a Stitch Tuesday Week 11 Basic TAST Feather stitch is the basic stitch for week 11. 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 learned in Buttonhole. I hope you can see a …

TAST Week 10 and March Design Challenge

Take a Stitch Tuesday Week 10 Basic TAST Crossed buttonhole is one of those stitches that at first glance looks mildly interesting. But once you experiment with it a bit, you will discover it has many possibilities. You can also work single stitches in a square as I have done …

TAST Week 9

Take a Stitch Tuesday Week 9 Basic TAST The challenge this week, is to experiment with Buttonhole Wheel which is a fun and easy stitch. I often use these to form small floral sprays making them useful stitches for crazy quilting and surface embroidery, but you can also use them …

TAST Week 8

Take a Stitch Tuesday Week 8 Basic TAST This week the challenge is Buttonhole stitch – or blanket stitch, as many people call it. This stitch is actually the foundation for a whole family of stitches. People classify embroidery stitches in different ways. I like to classify stitch families according …