Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Take-A-Stitch-Tuesday: The Final Stitches!

The TAST Challenge is hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle and the very last stitch of the Challenge is the week 100 stitch which was released by Sharon today!  I was very excited as the stitch that Sharon has chosen to finish the TAST Challenge with is Drizzle Stitch, which is one of my very favourite stitches.  It is such a lot of fun!

I added two versions of the stitch to my sampler.  The first using a very pale green hand dyed crochet cotton and the second using a variegated fine silk thread.  The second version also had a seed bead added.

I have used drizzle stitch in projects earlier in the year.  You may recall the little wool quilt project that I completed in April.  Some of the embroidered wool circles had drizzle stitches in the centre.

You can find Sharon's excellent tutorial for drizzle stitch here.

There are a couple of stitches that I have completed since I last wrote about TAST which I haven't yet shown you.  These are:

Triple Chain Stitch which I added to my sampler with variegated fine silk thread and

Woven Chained Bar Stitch also stitched using variegated fine silk thread. (If you click on the stitch names you will be taken to Sharon's tutorials for the stitches).

I am really pleased to have taken part in this wonderful Challenge and would like to express a huge thank you to Sharon Boggon for her generosity in sharing all the beautiful stitches. My last sampler will now be stretched over a canvas and made into a picture to join the other two that I have made since the start of the Challenge.  If you feel inspired to try the TAST Challenge for yourself Sharon will be re-running the Challenge starting from January 2018.  You can find out more details of how to get involved here.

I think it is going to make a perfect addition! Thank you for visiting me here.... until next time! 


  1. How nice to have finished the challenge with one of your favourite stitches! Well done for doing all 100 stitches. Your new sampler will look lovely along with the others xxx

    1. Thanks Janet! It has been fun learning all the different stitches! Chrissie xx

  2. Congratulations on another amazing sampler finish. It will look perfect alongside your other ones on your wall. Oddly enough I have yet to try doing drizzle stitch - rather ashamed to admit it!

  3. Congratulations on sticking to the challenge. I can't wait to start TAST in January. It seems a great way of seriously expanding my stitch repertoire. At the moment I'm trying to decide whether to do the challenge on a sampler roll of fabric. I wonder whether this might become a bit unwieldy though? Did you design your samplers before stitching or did you just decide to go with circles or rectangles once you started? Also as I am fairly new to embroidery can you recommend a fabric to stitch on for this project please Christine?
    Well done on your achievement!

  4. Liebe Christine,
    was, dieser schöne TAST ist schon fertig, wie die Zeit verfliegt, das ging aber schnell. Ich werde deine schönen Stickstiche vermissen.
    Liebe Grüße

  5. Congratulations on completing all of the stitches, Christine! Your work is lovely!

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment Darlene and for coming to visit! Christine x

  7. That's an interesting stitch, Christine. Have a great weekend. xx

  8. Congrats on finishing 100 TAST stitches! Love this new finished piece.


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