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Take a Stitch Tuesday Challenge

a fly stitch sample from week one of Take a Stitch Tuesday

Looking to learn some new handsewing skills this year?  This may be just the challenge….

Take a Stitch Tuesday is a project initiated by Sharon B. at Pin Tangle.

It’s a project that is as much about creative community as it is about learning a new stitch and stretching our handwork abilities, with challenge members sharing their experiences with the stitches through on online forum, comments, photos and blog links.

Sharon's fly stitch sample from TAST week 1

From Sharon’s website:
  “Take a Stitch Tuesday is a challenge I will run in 2012. Every Tuesday I will post a stitch and the challenge is to work a sample.
If you are learning embroidery the challenge will be to learn the stitch. If you are experienced the challenge is to push the stitch creatively.
Once you have worked a sample, you will need to photograph it and put it online at your blog, flickr or the Stitchin Fingers page, then swing back to the page the challenge stitch is presented on and leave a comment with your web address. People will visit the comments, and clicking on the link, will visit you to see what you have done.”


Sharon's buttonhole stitch from week 2 of the challenge

“There is not a particular project to work on. The idea is to experiment with stitches. They can be small samples on scraps of fabric or doodle cloths. Some people are going to make a band sampler, others are making fabric books, others working the challenge stitches on a crazy quilt block or project, while others are going to use fabric postcards, and ATCs (Artist Trading Cards).  The challenge is to work the stitch. The format or project is totally up to you.”

The stitch for this week is Feather Stitch- are you ready to start?  With such a beautiful presentation of stitch inspiration, plus instructions, it’s hard to resist the urge to find a quiet moment and get stitching!

Sharon's feather stitch sample from TAST week 4

Sharon has also developed a wonderful stitch dictionary at: Sharon B.’s Dictionary of Stitches for Hand Embroidery and Needlework.

Her website is an amazing resource in stitches, with tutorials, stitch worksheets, and inspiring photographs.

Learn more about the Take a Stitch Tuesday weekly challenge at Sharon’s website: Pin Tangle

Posted by Fiona Duthie on Jan 18, 2012 01:09 PM | No Comments

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