freeform hand embroidery for TAST

What is TAST?

TAST or Take a Stitch Tuesday is a hand embroiderer’s challenge that started in 2007. Yes, it is that old, but I continue to run it, as literally thousands of people have enjoyed it – and this has given me immense pleasure to see so many people introduced to embroidery and who then go on to enjoy stitching.

The idea of the challenge is to work as many of the proposed stitches as you can. Each stitch is announced on Tuesday mornings – hence the name! With every announcement, there is a link to one of my stitch tutorials in my Stitch Dictionary that way, if you’re unsure of the stitch, you can find out how to do it.

TAST 2024

The next round of TAST will start the first Tuesday in January 2024 which falls on the 2nd of January — save the date!

Although a new stitch appears every week, you do not have to stitch every week, so don’t worry if you’re a bit busy, or something gets in the way. With this challenge, you can do one stitch a month, one every two weeks, or one a week. It is totally up to you. This challenge is guilt-free and designed for busy people who want to build up their hand-embroidery skills. If you miss a few stitches, no one is going to reprimand you. Just join the catch-up crowd – there will be many people in the same situation and it’s a place to make friends, or simply skip a few stitches but don’t stop! Just keep stitching 🙂 We will be having four catch-up weeks throughout the year.

There are 3 Parts to TAST – you only need to do 1!

There are now three parts to TAST:

  • The first is a series of stitches that are suitable for beginners to intermediate stitchers.
  • The second part, called Beyond TAST, is for intermediate stitchers and those stitchers who have worked the first part.
  • The third part is a TAST Design Challenge.

The design challenge is proposed on the first Tuesday of each month for intermediate to advanced stitchers or people who have a strong interest in designing their own stuff.

TAST For Beginners

If you are learning embroidery, the challenge will be to learn the stitch. The first 15 to 20 stitches in TAST are foundation stitches. Please note, I mean the first 15 stitches of the TAST stitches, NOT the Beyond TAST stitches. You need to know these in order to master the more complex stitches. Most of the other stitches are either based directly on the foundation stitches or at least on the same hand movements you learned in the foundation stitches.  Many people aim for the first 20 stitches and then dip in and out of the challenge as the mood takes them. That is fine too. If you want to learn the basics of hand embroidery, choose the first 20 stitches.

If you’re an experienced stitcher and you want to explore hand embroidery stitches a bit further, then Beyond TAST is ideal for you. See the information below about Beyond TAST.

TAST sample contemporary cross stitch

Is there a TAST Project?

There is no particular set project for TAST. You can stitch anything you like. The idea is to experiment with stitches. The fabric you stitch on, the format you choose, or the project you make is totally up to you. Some people make a sampler, others a fabric book, some make a crazy quilt block, while others make fabric postcards. You can include the stitch on a current project too! The challenge is to work the stitch – it does not matter where.

What materials and tools do I need for TAST?

The material you choose to stitch on really depends on the project you have in mind. You do not need to go out and buy special threads or fabrics. You can stitch:

  • on anything you choose,
  • in any way you choose,
  • using anything you choose.

The idea is to explore the stitch in as many different ways as possible. I have, however, written an article What hand embroidery supplies do I need? – which offers some guidance for anyone who is just starting out. These are suggestions only and the choice is yours.

TAST hand embroidered file cover part 3 detail


For those who are just starting out, one tip is to test the stitch on small scraps of fabric or keep a  ‘doodle cloth’. Just test it out a bit before using it on your project.

When learning a stitch, allow yourself to experiment first. Start off with a freeform sample on a small piece of fabric.  Try thick threads, thin threads, shiny threads, and dull threads. Change your scale, colour, and texture, and see how it looks. Focus on these, as you learn the stitch and then move to a more controlled and traditional sample of the stitch.

Why work this way?  If you start off with a free-form sample you can learn the hand motion and rhythm of the stitch before trying to bring it into tight control. Once you have the rhythm and motion feeling right in your hand then try and work a traditional sample of smaller, controlled stitches. Many people want a perfect stitch sample instantly. But really, you are trying to master two skill areas at once. By this, I mean some people try and master both the rhythm of the stitch and the refinement of keeping it inline or inside a shape, etc – at the same time. For them, it can be an exercise in frustration! So my tip is to build your skill development one step at a time. This is also useful to remember when teaching young folks too.

If you have trouble with fabric tension, read my article on How to bind and use an embroidery hoop – as it covers not only binding a hoop, but what size to use.

Also, I have a tutorial online that covers How to start embroidery without a knot.

The Beyond TAST stitches

For people who have done TAST, or are experienced embroiderers, Beyond TAST will offer a more complex stitch to Explore. These will be announced each week alongside the TAST stitch.

Of course, as with regular TAST, this is a guilt-free challenge, with a loose structure so you can swing in and out of it – joining in some stitches and skipping others – if need be. It is up to you to use the Beyond TAST challenge,  in whatever way suits your life and encourages your creativity. My main aim in running these challenges side-by-side is so people who are new to hand embroidery can see how rich, diverse and creative stitching can be.

TAST Design Challenge

The TAST Design Challenge is relatively new (I ran it for the first time last year). On the first Tuesday of each month, I will propose a design challenge. The idea is that you apply stitches to a small piece that you design and work up. This will be a very open challenge so your design can be representational, abstract, large, or small, using whatever fabric and thread you choose. I anticipate that the majority of people who do the design challenge will be intermediate to advanced stitchers. But if you are a beginner but really want to design your own stuff and tell your own story jump right in. I don’t see designing your own embroideries as being ‘advanced’ but many people do. I see it more as finding your own creative language and I am not about silencing anyone. On the other hand if you hit overwhelm with a challenge like this and new to embroidery simply back off. The idea is to stimulate and liberate your creativity not undermine your confidence. Everybody is welcome to join in.

We have a TAST badge!

The TAST badge is stitched by Annet of Fat Quarter who has kindly allowed the use of her image as the TAST badge. If you are a blogger you may use the badge on your blog (right-click and save the image to your desktop)

How to join

Use the subscribe feature in the sidebar.  If you are on a mobile/cell phone or tablet you will need to scroll to the bottom to find the ‘follow‘ feature, and subscribe there. Enter your email address, and when you get the confirmation email make sure you respond in order to complete the process. If you do not confirm you will not get notifications. Once confirmed you are all set! You will get all notifications from Pintangle in your email – And don’t worry — I won’t spam you with stuff.

TAST Interviews

I ran a series of interviews during 2017 to mark that the Take a Stitch Tuesday Challenge had been running for a decade. I interviewed stitchers about their hand embroidery and featured their work. It makes for an interesting read! Make a cuppa and browse the stitching stories of these wonderful women who gave up their time to answer my questions.

Interview with Maya Mathew of Million Little Stitches
Interview with Elizabeth of Sew in Love
Interview with Nell Loops of Artisanloops
Interview with Melody Lord
Interview with Barbara B of Spiel mit Textil
Interview with Christine B of Patchwork Allsorts
Interview with Gerry Krueger of Older Rose
Interview with Kimberley our Chicken Little Lady
Interview with Chitra of Jizee6687’s Weblog
Interview with Queeniepatch of Queenie’s Needlework
Interview with Maureen of CrazyQstitcher
Interview with Angela of Princess Bubbles Creates
Interview with Renee of Hand Stitched Treasure
Interview with Annet of Fat Quarter

Where to Share

The whole point of this challenge is to share what you have learnt and done. Most people join the  TAST facebook group. For those doing Beyond TAST it is the same Facebook group.  If you are a hashtag-type person, others use these hashtags regularly  #tastembroidery, #takeastitchtuesday and #pintangletast on places like Instagram twitter etc.

If you are not a social-media type person and do not like Facebook I have the TAST flickr group.  Or you can photograph your sample, share it on your blog, or wherever you hang out online, and leave a comment each week with your full web address so people can visit your page and see what you have done.  In other words, put your address in the comment and include the http:// bit as then it will become a live link. Make it easy for people to visit you. Please, if possible link back here, and share news about TAST on your social networks so that people hear about the challenge.

Where are the past stitches?

If you want to find the previous stitches you can find them on the Category page here.

Just work your way back! Goodluck and Enjoy TAST.

My book for creative stitchers

Creative Stitches for Contemporary Embroidery book cover

If you enjoy my site you will gain real value from my book:  Creative Stitches for Contemporary Embroidery: Visual Guide to 120 Essential Stitches for Stunning Designs

Feeling stale? Wondering how to add sparkle to your embroidery? I have aimed Creative Stitches for Contemporary Embroidery to be suitable for both beginners and seasoned embroiderers. It introduces techniques to encourage your creative interpretations of stitches. I guide you towards discovering play-points in your embroidery by varying the height and width; by stacking stitches; or by filling multiple rows with the same stitch. With creative variations and demonstrations of tiny tweaks, You will be ready to head off down your own creative path and, of course, illustrated with plenty of eye candy!

Please note if you buy one of my books via this link as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

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  1. I have subscribed in March 2023, and get TAST.
    I’ve not seen the other Challenge…
    Can I look back somewhere on previous ones please?
    Love your book and thanks for this access.
    Cheers Joyce

    joyce batchelor
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    1. Anne Just join in – no sign up is required. If you are on facebook you can share work in the TADT group – the link is at the bottom of each article. Or share on instagram. Or don’t share! Enjoy it what ever way is best for you.

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    1. I have trying to teach myself wool applique but have some trouble with some of the stitches required.
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    1. I would like to subscribe to the Tuesday stitch as a beginner. I cannot subscribe since I don’t have a computer and there is no sidebar.
      Thank you for the opportunity.

      Sandra Derr
    1. Karen to join TAST and have the announcements delivered to your inbox use the subscribe feature in the sidebar. Enter your email address, and when you get the confirmation email make sure you say yes and you are all set!
      If you are on a mobile or tablet you will need to scroll to the bottom to find the subscribe feature. Hope this helps

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  17. I just discovered this treasure.
    I’m an old teacher,WHO hated all kinds of handycraft when I was a girl. Every other woman in the family were SO good in stiching , chrochet,embroidery,weaving
    and so on, and everything had to be PERFECT. ( I remember an old relative, who – sitting at our coffe-table suddenly pointed her finger at the tablecloth and said: ” There is an error in the weaving here”, and my mother was so ashamed!)
    I didn’t like to always be compared, in a bad way,so I did not try.
    Later, I made somesmall things but it took so longtime and were näver good enlighet, not evenfor my own eyes
    Not, have starter again ( in embroidery I do not workshop make both sides perfekt,I just sew.
    I very much like get your mail!

    Margaret Vourliotis
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  25. Hi, I tried to subscribe but the confirmation link said that the activation failed because I “confirmed” from a different email address (one that aggregates all my mail) than the one linked to my WordPress account. I can subscribe with a different address or add the one I subscribed with to my word press account but can’t figure out either. Please help. Thank you.

    1. Hi Patricia Thanks for contacting me. I have just sent you and email. I am sorry you are having trouble.Your email address is listed as being a follower so you should get the posts. Hopefully on the 7th when I start up again it will work for you OK.

      1. Christine I removed your email from public view and have subscribed you – you will get an email asking if you want the subscription and you will need to accept to have the software work. Welcome!

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  41. Sharon, what a great challenge to foster the love of hand embroidery. I have done the stitches so far and they were not too difficult. I might even do a crazy quilt piece (who would have thought!) to try out more new stitches. I am also looking for stuff to add to my embroidery. There’s lots of doodads hidden away in drawers.

    Thank you for being so generous.

    Deb M., Calgary, AB Canada
        1. Buenas tardes Sharon: .Muchas gracias por aceptarme. Es maravilloso todo su trabajo y estoy agradecida por su generosidad al compartir su conocimiento de esta manera, del hermoso arte del bordado a mano.

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    1. Betty just join the face book group – click on the link and it will take you there. Answer the questions so I know you are not a spammer and you are in the group! It’s not difficult.

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  87. Hi! I tried twice to subscribe, but it gave me an error. I subscribed years ago but haven’t gotten an email in a long time – could that be the problem? I’m not sure what email I used back then, though. I’m so glad you’re still doing it! 🙂

    1. Laura Sorry you are having trouble. I just sent you an email basically asking if you received a confirmation email when subscribing as you need to confirm that you want to subscribe and it could be going to your spam folder.

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  89. Hi Sharon, if I want to work further into a Stitch than I did last time in TAST can I still add previous postings with new bits?
    Or would you prefer only new work for this year? I should have asked this previously but had not struck me until the weekend.

  90. I thought I’d signed up to the 2018 TAST challenge but don’t seem to be receiving the emails informing us of the stitch each week. Fortunately I have a friend who lets me know. Is it possible to check and see if I am on the list and if I’m not how do I go about signing up. Many thanks

    Patricia Denley
    1. Patricia When you sign up you get a confirmation email you need to click through and confirm that you want to receive emails from me – the software dose not allow me to simply to add you to the list. Why? that is what spammers do – they create lists of peoples emails and send uninvited emails. So the software makes sure I am not being a baddie by asking you to confirm and give permission to send an email. If you dont see a confirmation email arrive after signing up check your spam box. So that is long winded way of saying you need to sign up again – the link is in the sidebar of the site or if you are on a mobile or tablet scroll to the bottom and look for the follow options

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  92. I have collected my threads and selected my cloth. I’m ready to go Beyond! [Cue the soundtrack.]

    How do I get a Pingback of a post I write to appear in your comments? I often blog about my stitching progress

  93. Hello. So exciting! I’m interested in Stitch 1, good to know that I don’t have to finish after one week, if I don’t have time. A lot of generousity with knowledge!

    Margot Nilsson
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  95. I live in York, England and I love the generosity of the needlework community. Thank you Sharon for sharing your time, skills and expertise to those of us who are so excited about starting this journey. My best wishes to all xx

    Carol Ann Howson
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  98. Hi Sharon! I am so excited to finally join TAST for 2018. I have a quick question – I already follow you through feedly (a newsfeed app), so is it still necessary to join the email subscription?

    I also wanted to say I LOVE your new book. I have been collecting supplies to make my first crazy quilt project, and never had the confidence to stitch it. The book is amazing – so clear, so clever, so fabulous. I tell everyone I meet who sews about it! 😀 Thanks for having this blog and doing all you do:D

    1. CaLynn I am so pleased you like the book. No need to sub to the email subscription if you use feedly ( I use it too ) Thanks for such a lovely comment and enjoy TAST

  99. I just found you and am excited to jump into your challenges for the new year. I’ve been pondering what direction to go in the new year and the TAST and 2020 project looks perfect.
    I will go visit the Facebook groups too. My mind is now spinning with ideas.
    Thank you!

    Colleen Froats
  100. Hi Sharon,
    Do I have to sign up for next year’s Beyond TAST or will it be with the other TAST information. I am not sure how much time I will have at the beginning of the year but want to try. Still not finished my 365 Quilt from 2016 and finding it a challenge to complete.
    Thanks for a marvellous year of stitching and plenty of challenges along the way.

  101. I did this TAST either last year or the year before and really enjoyed doing them. I think I woud like to join in again this year. I put allthose stitches in a cloth book adding pages as each was filled up. I think I would like to try a different route this time. I may already be on you mailing list.

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  132. Hi Sharon, I have just found your wonderful website and look forward to learning lots of new embroidery stitches. Your tutorials are so easy to follow and look forward to adding many new stitches to use in my sewing projects, thank you.

    Pam Foster
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  134. Hello Sharon I was wondering if there is any way you could email me the list of Alphabetical TAST stitches. I was trying to download them to my tablet and it won’t let me. I love the way you show how to do the stitches I am still learning. Please and thank you.

  135. Ciao, ho appena trovato questo blog che mi interessa molto, mi sono iscritta e vedrò di fare qualcosa. Io non ho un mio blog personale, ma ci sono su Fb e questa tecnica mi attrae molto. Avevo già in mente di fare un libro utilizzando tessuto canvas, ma è ancora tutto da decidere. Col tempo….Buon lavoro e complimenti per la tua abilità e creatività! Gabriella

  136. Hi Sharon.I was following the list from 1-26 as listed here and joined again with the 27 which is from the list below..is there an order that I could follow each week from here as I am confused.I couldn’t find week 28 ,which is this week.please guide me as I have been away for some time..thanks.-Ash*

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  149. I did join the Facebook group, but I also like other social media. I’m wondering if there’s a tag or hashtag anyone’s used to identify these? Could also be used on FaceBook. I tired to look up #TAST on Instagram, but hardly anything came up for embroidery, it then went to #taste and longer words from there.
    Maybe #TASTembroidery ?

    1. Debbi to be honest you are the first person to ask The #TASTembroidery makes sense so I have added it to the post. Also have posed the question in Facebook as to what hash tags people want to use and #PintangleTAST has beed suggested

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  161. Once again, I’m following TAST for a few stitches – and I have created a page with links to my tast postings – or let’s better say I’m in the process of doing so.

    Sharon, I only wanted to ask if that page is ok or if you think that’s leeching on your content.

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  182. Hello Sharon, I must tell you how very practical this is, to find your stitches by number (or letter). I missed the stitches 53 – 55 and could so easily find them today on your list, copy them and stitch them high up on the mountain into my new little stitch reference booklet – which I just started. Thank you for this wonderful site.

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  184. I love Queenie’s crown.
    I am curious about the challenge – I have only seen my Palace Gates and Queenie’s Crown – are these the only two challenge pieces, or have I missed more somehow?

    Peggy Kimble
  185. Tast 55 is pretty and nice to do. Thank you.
    When Challenge is done do we take picture and post on SF as usual ? or – keep until April 2nd – and then ?

    I don’t know how to post on Pin Tangle ??

    Peggy Kimble
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  188. Dear Sharon,
    I’ve finally finished my TAST-piece 2012! It contains all of last year’s stitches and a few extra’s. The measurements are 37×39 cm. It has been great fun working on this piece and interacting with all the other TASTers. Thank you very much,

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  191. I am working through the TAST 2012 stitches in numbered order starting next week — doing a TAST 2012 re-run. Anyone doing the same, feel free to access my list of stitches/dates (or whatever might be helpful to you) by clicking through to my new blog for it (click on my name above.)

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  194. Well that is so ME to find a fun challenge towards the end of the year! Will you be starting a new TAST next year, or should I try to play catch-up so late in the challenge? I’m a very new embroiderer, and this looks like a perfect way to get more experience. 🙂 You are amazing and I love the site! 🙂

    1. Brittany – I might continue this next year ( I am not sure yet) but I would suggest you start at the beginning and do at least the first 12 stitches because all the foundation stitches are covered there. If you do those when you get to the more complex stitches you will be able to do them. As I say I am not yet decided about next year but no matter what if you do the basics it will set you in good stead.

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  198. Sharon – when you show the pictures of the ones you chose each week, I have not seen some of them. I just get them from StitchinFingers, where can I find the others ? They don’t seem to be in Pin Tangle.

    Thankyou for all the work you do. Peggy

    Peggy Kimble
    1. Peggy the challenge is run from pintangle every Tuesday – just go to the blog front page and for back links either go to the category or check the bottom of the TAST FAQ page as there is a list of all the stitches. People often leave comments here (on the blog ) and not at stitchin fingers. In fact there is another whole crowd on Facebook who I never see too. It is one of the problems with social media it is very diverse! As I say every week when I post the challenge people are supposed to leave a comment here.

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  226. Week 25 cable chain was a bit of a struggle as when I made a mistake I had a problem getting out of it and restarting. Of course it got better as I did more.

    Bernice O
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  228. Well, I am now sufficiently inspired to join in. ha! Took me long enough to figure out what TAST is–after weeks of seeing stitch samples on flickr and now finally finding stitchin fingers. I am so excited to find all you do Sharon B.!! I think it’s just what I needed. I know the most of these stitches. I do some of them in beaded embroidery. But I am rusty, rusty, rusty on quite a few. So this is going to be really good for me. THANK YOU, SHARON!!!!

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  257. Week 16 already! My how time flies when…..you are trying something new. I did French Knots as flower centers when I was a child. This reminded me of the struggle they were but how Neat I thought them to be. Being Snow Birds and getting ready and leaving Yuma, AZ for the summer + had me rushing to keep up once again. My goal is to KEEP UP!

    Berice O
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    1. Hi Sharon,

      You might want to edit your instructions for
      bonnet stitch in your dictionary. Especially the
      left and right parts and through and not through
      the fabric at the beginning.


      Anna Brown
      1. Hi Anna – yes in fact the whole stitch dictionary is getting a good look at soon as it is an old site that was hand coded in 1996 as old static web pages. By the end of this year I hope to have a complete overhaul and in a format that will I can change and update the pages more frequently.

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  267. Pin Tangle becomes more fascinating to me each time I look around.
    I am interested in receiving your newsletter. I really want to be in the loop, as such don’t want to miss anything. If there is a cost involved, please let me know.
    Thank you, Lynnette Olson

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  271. peut on encore participer à ce TAST ???? je sais que vous en etes sur la fin… mais ne peut on pas repartir de la semaine 1?
    j’attends impatiemment votre réponse car je trouve fantastique ce TAST !!! je ne le connaissais pas et je viens de le découvrir !!! merci par avance (j’habite à l’ile de la Réunion )

    1. Je crois que vois pouvez commencer quand vous voulez. Nous sommes seulement a la 14e semaine. Si vous voulez recommencer a la premiere, ce n’est pas une probleme.

      Which (in bad French) was roughly – I think you can start when you like. We’re only on week 14. If you want to go back to week 1, it’s not a problem.

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