Tuesday, 17 May 2016

TASTy Tuesday - Second Helpings 1-7

Do you remember TAST? Take A Stitch Tuesday, a course of embroidery stitches taught by Sharon Boggon of Pintangle. I took part in her course and worked 140 stitches. (You can see them all under the label TAST at the top of this page).
 I have used many of the stitches in various projects, but as time pass I feel I have lost both the names and instructions for too many of them. It is time to revise, take Second Helpings on a TASTY Tuesday.

Here are the first seven stitches, worked one per day, on a large piece of 16 count Aida.

From the top TAST #
1) Fly Stitch
2) Buttonhole Stitch
3) Feather Stitch
4) Cretan Stitch
5) Herringbone Stitch
6) Chevron Stitch
7) Detached Lazy Daisy Stitch

If I work one stitch per day, I'll have the 140 stitches completed by end of September...
Of course I already know that some stitches are more complex and time consuming, and that 'life will get in the way' so the chances are that I will have completed the revision much later in the year. Anyway, this blog post is only for my own record and there is no need for you to comment.

7 comments:

  1. what a good idea Queenie I have yet to do any on the latest set that Sharon is sharing but do plan to catch up soon!

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  2. It is good thing you have started. nice personal challenge and record. All the best! It will be interesting to keep track

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  3. A great idea! I've been thinking that when my TAST Owl is finished, I'll scan it and then label all the stitches as I can't remember which is which.

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  4. Wow, what exactness! And all in green, will you change the colour or will you stay with green? And where do you retain the names. I started a diary of intricate stitches which I never would know by heart after some time.

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  5. Lovely idea to have them all together on a sampler!

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  6. Great idea for a project, beautiful stitches too.

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  7. I found too, that remembering both the stitch method and names are hard to remember.
    I made pages of Aida with each stitch and pasted a typed name beside it.
    ...but what to do when you create variations ?? continue on below the first design or begin more books??????
    I did try adding different versions but think it not as neat.

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