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TAST bunting

TAST bunting

Sharon at Pintangle has been running an annual Take A Stitch Tuesday (TAST) program for many years now, and you might recall that I participated in 2018 (see my journey here). Well, I finally pulled it all together and converted my study of embroidery techniques and...

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2018 TAST

2018 TAST

You’ve read about my idea for this here, right? Ok! See all completed TAST posts here. I completed Sharon of Pintangle's 2018 TAST Challenge! I had one stitch left, #32 Buttonholed Herringbone. I simply dug out my Stitch #5 Herringbone pennant and changed one of the...

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TAST: Roundup 5

TAST: Roundup 5

You’ve read about my idea for this here, right? Ok! See all completed TAST posts here. Without further adieu, front and back: This is my last TAST pennant. No, no, don't congratulate me yet! I have a single stitch left. See, after completing the last pennant, I ran...

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TAST: Roundup 4

TAST: Roundup 4

You’ve read about my idea for this here, right? Ok! See all completed TAST posts here. Front and back as expected: So, like the last few pennants, this one is obviously a collection of stitches. Here we have Stitch#24 Twisted Lattice Band. I really love the texture!...

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TAST: Roundup 3

TAST: Roundup 3

You’ve read about my idea for this here, right? Ok! See all completed TAST posts here. Huzzah for another completed pennant! I fit six different stitches on this one. That means certainly that I am not exploring them as much as previous stitches, nor am I getting much...

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TAST: Roundup 2

TAST: Roundup 2

You’ve read about my idea for this here, right? Ok! See all completed TAST posts here. Hola out there! Here are my efforts for a few TAST stitches. Front and back: On today's pennant, I caught up with Stitch #21 the Cable Chain: The first two rows are basic cable...

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TAST: Roundup

TAST: Roundup

You’ve read about my idea for this here, right? Ok! See all completed TAST posts here. Since it has been quite some time, I want to remind all that I am participating in this year's Take a Stitch Tuesday (TAST), hosted by Sharon at Pintangle. Yes, yes, I am quite...

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TAST: Rice Stitch

TAST: Rice Stitch

You’ve read about my idea for this here, right? Ok! See all completed TAST posts here. I got a bit behind with TAST, I think largely due to the difficulty of turning the Rice Stitch into a motif all on its own. But I finally completed it! In its full front and back...

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TAST: Arrow Stitch

TAST: Arrow Stitch

You’ve read about my idea for this here, right? Ok! See all completed TAST posts here. Last week's TAST challenge was the Arrow Stitch (or Arrowhead Stitch if stitching vertically). Here is my front and back, for posterity's sake: This top portion has several things...

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TAST: Sheaf Stitch

TAST: Sheaf Stitch

You’ve read about my idea for this here, right? Ok! See all completed TAST posts here. Here is the front and back of last week's TAST challenge: the sheaf stitch. Yes, I am beyond irked to see the dark blue thread bleed. I guess that is what I get when I use cheap...

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TAST: chevron stitch

TAST: chevron stitch

You’ve read about my idea for this here, right? Ok! See all completed TAST posts here. Here is my sampler for the chevron stitch, front and back: To start, I wanted to see how well the chevron stitch took to a curve (fine!). Then I was curious what happens if you play...

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TAST: couching stitch

TAST: couching stitch

You’ve read about my idea for this here, right? Ok! See all completed TAST posts here. So as I mentioned, I stuck with basic couching stitches - I did not couch using anything fancier than a straight stitch or two. Front and back: In this top portion, I used couching...

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TAST: cretan stitch

TAST: cretan stitch

You’ve read about my idea for this here, right? Ok! See all completed TAST posts here. This is the cretan stitch - brand new for me! First up is the front and back. I realized with this one that my backs have improved so much, almost beyond measure since I started...

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TAST: stem stitch

TAST: stem stitch

You’ve read about my idea for this here, right? Ok! See all completed TAST posts here. Front and back: I wrote the phrase "left to right = below!" which will help me remember how to sew the stem stitch (the outline stitch would read "left to right = above!" though...

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TAST: feather stitch

TAST: feather stitch

You’ve read about my idea for this here, right? Ok! See all completed TAST posts here. Last week's TAST is the feather stitch. I did not get to it early, so I finished it today. Just in time, too, since Sharon always posts TAST on my Monday since she's about as far...

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TAST: chain stitch

TAST: chain stitch

You’ve read about my idea for this here, right? Ok! See all completed TAST posts here. Besides my usual haunts of Sharon's and Mary's websites, Summers of India had a lot of great examples! I did the "magic" chain, some whipping and lacing, barred, picot-ed, crested,...

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TAST: herringbone stitch

TAST: herringbone stitch

You’ve read about my idea for this here, right? Ok! See all completed TAST posts here. Front and back, for posterity;) I just kind of played around with the stitch - nothing too fancy here. I tied some, I overlapped some of varying sizes, and I used some to couch a...

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TAST: detached chain stitch

TAST: detached chain stitch

You’ve read about my idea for this here, right? Ok! See all completed TAST posts here. Front only as I again forgot to snap one of the back. Oi! I had trouble planning much creativity with this one. I blame the fact that I am working overtime fending off the colds and...

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TAST: fly stitch

TAST: fly stitch

You’ve read about my idea for this here, right? Ok! See all completed TAST posts here. I only now realize I forgot to take a photo of the back, but here is the front: This time, what I noticed was experimenting a little bit with color theory. I didn't think too hard...

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TAST: buttonhole stitch

TAST: buttonhole stitch

You’ve read about my idea for this here, right? Ok! See all completed TAST posts here. Yes, it needs to be ironed but I just wasn't feeling it today. Ta-da! I again attempted to use nothing other than the week's buttonhole stitch (except the words in black), but I had...

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