TAST Break Week 3

TAST Break Week Last week, I announced we would have a catch-up TAST Break week. If you are up to date with your sampling, take a little a break. I don’t know a stitcher who has not got other projects to work on — so this is your chance. For …

Beaded Feather and Chain stitch

Beaded Feather and Chain stitch is a fun variety of Feather and Chain stitch. This stitch is worked in the same manner, but with one extra step. As you create the stitch, you thread beads onto the working thread before you make the chain section of the stitch. Other than …

TAST Week 35

A little heads-up I have a little bit of housekeeping before I announce the stitch for TAST week 35. next week will be a break week. In addition, I have introduced some easy stitches for this week, as I feel that the combination of a fun easy week coupled with …

TAST Week 34

TAST Week 34 TAST week 34 is technically two stitches but, since Crossed and Plaited Feather stitch are so similar, I have grouped them together as one. Both are based on straight-sided feather stitch and both involve a second line of overlapping stitches. As usual, to learn how to work …

TAST Week 33

TAST Week 33 Cloud Filling is the stitch for TAST week 33. You mainly see it being used as a filler stitch.  If you are a new hand to embroidery, you will find that filler stitches are amazingly useful. They can cover areas of your design and before long you start …

TAST Week 32

TAST Week 32 The stitch for TAST week 32 is  Alternating Up and down Buttonhole. This stitch is a bit tricky if you are beginner, as you need to know regular Up and Down Buttonhole which was stitch 22 in the challenge. If you are a new hand to embroidery, …

TAST Week 31

TAST Week 31 For TAST week 31, I have two stitches that are related. They demonstrate how a technique from one stitch can be applied to another. The first stitch is Woven Detached Chain stitch. This is great to use whenever you want to add a leaf shape to your …