Thursday, 18 February 2021
Wednesday, 17 February 2021
Here is my TAST practice piece after adding TAST 3 & 4 (Buttonhole stitch,Reversed Buttonhole bar) Beyond TAST 3 &4 (Reversed Buttonhole Bar,Portuguese Stem Stitch).
Sunday, 24 January 2021
I did not intend to do TAST this year, as the entire 2020 was spent focusing completely on TAST stitching. However, I realised , I have already forgotten some of the TAST stitches I learnt. I understood a revision of these stitches is mandatory to memorise them with my 40+ year old brain. At the same time, I want to keep this TAST practice a simple task, just spending under 30 minutes per week. I am not following any set pattern. The colors and placement of stitches are going to be random
Here is my practice piece after TAST 1.
Thursday, 24 December 2020
TAST 48 - Rice Stitch
Its time to say good bye to TAST 2020 as this stitch is the last one . TAST 2020 played a major role in uplifting me during Covid - 19 lock downs. Looking at the TAST stitches on Tuesday mornings, was a ritual I enjoyed thoroughly this year.
My sincere thanks to Sharon Boggon of PinTangle for hosting TAST 2020.
Rice stitch is mainly a canvas stitch. Two different variations of the Rice Stitch has been worked in the below sample. I tried adding some beads as well.
BEYOND TAST 48 - Woven Trellis Stitch
This stitch makes beautiful flowers , especially while using thicker threads like Perl 5. The white flower is done with Perl cotton and the dark pink flower is made using all 6 strands of the embroidery floss.
Saturday, 19 December 2020
TAST 47 - Triangular Buttonhole Stitch & Beaded Triangular buttonhole stitch
A new stitch to me , both the stitches were fun and easy to explore. As the name suggests, these two stitches are based on the buttonhole stitch.
The beads could be added to any of the slant stitches , or even to all the slants and the base.
This too was a new stitch and fun to try out. As the name suggests, this stitch is based on both the Feather stitch and Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch. This stitch is much suitable for creating floral sprays .
Sunday, 13 December 2020
TAST 46 - Shell Chain and Beaded Shell Chain
This is a new stitch to me. I tried this stitch with Perl cotton threads. The beaded version of this stitch is quite appealing to me.
Beyond TAST 46 - Threaded Cable Chain Stitch.
This is a such a fun stitch. Initially, a foundation of Cable Chain stitch is stitched and then it is threaded in the next step. With a uniform stitch tension while threading, this stitch would look even better.
The TAST practice doodle cloth , after adding Feather Stitch & Feather and Chain Stitch.
TAST 1 challenge is the chain stitch. Chain stitch is one of my favourite stitches, which I have been regularly using for more than a dec...
TAST 2 is fly stitch. I am much familiar with this stitch and have you used in some of my earlier projects. Fly stitch can be used for le...
TAST 4 - Stem Stitch Stem stitch was the first ever stitch I learnt, as a beginner in embroidery . Its an easy stitch, and is the best ...