Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Take a Stitch Tuesday: TAST

Several weeks ago I was reading one of my favourite blogs 'Living My Dream'  which is written by a lovely blogger friend called Renee.  Renee mentioned that she was going to join in with a fun embroidery challenge called TAST (Take A Stitch Tuesday) which is being run by Sharon Boggon of Pintangle.



The idea behind the challenge is that Sharon posts the name and instructions of how to complete a new embroidery stitch each Tuesday. You learn (if it is new to you) the stitch and create a sampler week by week. I liked the idea of the challenge and I joined the Facebook Group that Sharon set up and even added a few photographs of projects that I had completed with some of the stitches.  However, I didn't really feel that I was completing the challenge in it's true spirit, so this week I decided to start it again from scratch. I have started work on a dedicated TAST sampler.



Another of the ladies in the FB Group, Melody, is making her sampler using all her leftover bits of thread.  It is beautiful and I thought it was a great idea for using up all those odd strands of embroidery thread that get leftover from other projects.  I asked Melody if I could use her idea and she was kind enough to say yes.  Here are some close ups of the stitches to date...


Week 1 - Fly Stitch
Week 2 - Buttonhole Stitch
Week 3 - Feather Stitch
Week 4 - Cretan Stitch
Week 5 - Herringbone Stitch
Week 6 - Chevron Stitch
Week 7 - Detached Chain
Week 8 - Chain Stitch
Week 9 - Couching
Week 10 - Running Stitch
Week 11 - Woven Wheel
Most of the stitches that have been shared by Sharon so far are stitches that I am familiar with but, I had never stitched a 'woven wheel' before, so that was a lot of fun!



It is not too late to join in if you would like to.  I have added the TAST badge to the right hand sidebar of my blog with a link to the TAST page on the Pintangle blog if you are interested.



22 comments:

  1. Looks like a great way to brush up on my embroidery skills. Thanks for the link. Janita

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    1. That is what I thought Janita! A nice way to learn a few new stitches too! Christine x

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  2. What a perfect "challenge" for you. The sampler is so cute!

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    1. Thank you Linda! I shall enjoy learning all the new stitches! Christine x

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  3. Hi Christine ,what a fantastic idea and your stitches look wonderful xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! It will be fun to learn some new stitches! Christine x

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  4. I did Sharon's TAST the first time she offered it and had so much fun (and learned a lot too). I know you're going to enjoy it.

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I am looking forward to learning some new embroidery stitches.... nice to have some new ones to use on the CQJP blocks! Christine x

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  5. Oh, you are just too sweet. I stopped by to check out your sampler and was completely surprised to find a reference to my blog. I am so glad you decided to participate in TAST. I love that you changed colors on your whipped wheel. I will have to give that a try! And, my hat is off to you for working on a sampler. I find that I can motivate myself to add the stitches to current projects, but a sampler for myself is always left aside. I look forward to seeing your sampler progress!

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    1. Hello Renee! When it first started I was busy with some of the CQ classes but now I have finished those I have more stitching time and TAST seemed like a nice thing to do. Thank you for the original post on your lovely blog! Christine x

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  6. What a nice idea to make a sampler with each new stitch. I think it would be nice to do lots of little squares, maybe 2-3cms with a different stitch in each one

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    1. That's a good idea.... I think I will try that! Thanks Janet! Chrissie x

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  7. Thanks Christine - lovely sampler so far. The few weeks of the challenge cover the basic stitches so that beginners have them under their belt. From now on in things get more interesting for those who know more than the basics - its always interesting to see what people do - I love it!

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    1. Thank you Sharon! I'm looking forward to learning lots of new stitches! Thank you for sharing them all! Christine x

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  8. What a lovely idea. I don't do much embroidery any more as there is always too much other hand sewing going on. Looking forward to seeing this sampler grow.

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    1. Thank you Dasha! I am looking forward to learning lots of new stitches! Christine x

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    1. Thank you! It is a great way to use up scraps of thread! Christine x

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  10. Curse you Christine - I love embroidery but its been some time since I tried new stitches - I will use this week to catch up! As ever - beautiful work x

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    1. You know you want to Lynda! I can't wait to try some new stitches and it is a great way to use up scraps of thread! Christine x

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  11. Liebe Christine,
    das ist eine feine Sache und sieht nach sehr viel Spaß aus. Ich finde man kann bei solchen Aktionen nur profitieren!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! I am looking forward to learning new stitches! Hope you are keeping well! Christine x

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