I therefore take this opportunity to wish you all a
and look forward to seeing lots of wonderful TAST stitches again in 2013.
The above is stitched in Knotted Cable Chain Stitch, the TAST stitch of the week.
I truly enjoyed using this stitch but it was a bit of a hurdle to 'get it'. Usually I check my various embroidery books and stitch dictionaries to learn variations, look for an easy graph to follow and see if there is a name of the stitch in other languages.
In this case I found instructions for
a) working from top to bottom, i.e. stitching towards you,
b) stitching in the opposite direction (Japanese Totsuka) but I thought it very hard to work away from me, and finally
c) going from right to left. Here I found a good flow and worked quickly (but not very neatly).
This is definitely a stitch I will use again, and again.
To all fellow TAST members, and especially to Sharon, THANK YOU for making 2012 such a wonderful year for Queeniepatch.