Here is my first TAST effort: Week One- Fly Stitch. Sharon Boggon's Take A Stitch Tuesday challenge to explore various embroidery stitches looks like it's going to be lots of fun. There are over 500 participants from all around the world (wow!) ranging from beginners to very experienced. If you'd like to see what types of things people are stitching, just visit here and click on "Comments" at the top of the post. Then as you scroll down through the comments, you can click on participant's links to see their work. I was amazed at how creative some people can be with one simple stitch. This week I have chosen to do a "stitch sampler", exploring variations of the Fly Stitch. Depending on the stitch each week, I may try other things...we'll see. The stitch samplers I do in this challenge will be added to my Stitch Sampler binder, with each row of stitch and variations noted, and threads used listed for future reference.
It's too late to "officially register" for this challenge, but if you are interested in improving your embroidery skills and learning some new stitches, you could do your own stitching and still follow along to see what others are doing. Sharon gives excellent instructions and step by step photos for learning each stitch. Her online stitch dictionary here is truly a gift to the stitching world! Why not pick up that needle?
The embroidery needle- a good needle to be addicted to...