Take a stitch Tuesday

TAST week 1: the flying stitch
The flying stitch. I’m trying it out for the first time.

I read about TAST, the Take a Stitch Tuesday Challenge arranged by Sharon of Pin Tangle, on Natalie’s blog and was imidiatelly intrigued by the idea. TAST 2012 When I went there to read about the first week’s stitch and learned that it was such a simple one as the Fly Stitch I got the urge to try it. You can see my first wobbly stitches above, white crochet thread (I think) on black cloth. I loved it! I just want to make more fly stitches now! And the closed fly stitch, that you stack closely together so that it creates a filled leaf or to create a frond.

It’s one of those challenges that includes everyone:

The challenge is to either learn the stitch if you are a beginner or
If you are an experienced stitcher take the stitch a little further. Push the stitch in a creative manner.

By my attempts above you can see that I’m in the first category, but I will be inspired by those in the second category, again like Natalie, who made this awesome fly from fly stitches!

I’m considering how to document this challenge. I was thinking about making a sampler of some kind, where I’ll add all the stitches I make in neat little rows. I have a thrifted table cloth that might work for that. But perhaps I should go the crazy quilt road and sew little pieces of different cloth together to create a more colorful and unusual “sample” of stitches. It was just a fun idea I got. We’ll see how I feel on Tuesday when the next stitch is announced.

What challenges are you going to give a try this year?

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15 Responses to Take a stitch Tuesday

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  2. Carin says:

    Sounds like a great challenge for us embroiderers. It’s so easy getting stuck using the same kind of stitches the whole time. I can’t add anymore to my plate at the moment, but I’ll definitely keep looking it up for inspiration. Thanks for telling us about it!

  3. Karen Young says:

    nice start. This challenge will certainly give us many stitches to work with

    Karen

  4. It’s great that you have joined us TASTing – you’ve made a terrific start!

  5. Hi Hanna! Your embroidery start is quite impressive! I like the crazy quilt idea… maybe start small so it’s not overwhelming… but that way you have something to show all your work and progress on, in one place! Happy Stitching! :D

  6. Hi Hanna, great use of thread and materials. I like this challenge because we can all go at our own pace, there is no competition. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

  7. mom says:

    oh what a nice stich, I like them very much.

  8. mom says:

    must try again, were is my gravatar?

  9. Carolyn Dube says:

    What beautiful stitches you made! I haven’t heard of TAST but I am intrigued!

  10. Your fly stitch work is great! I didn’t get started this week due to being out of town for the holidays and cannot wait to get home and start!

    I also want to take a moment to invite you over to my blog to read about a quilt show I am hosting.

  11. Susan says:

    I’m enjoying the TAST this third time through. There are so many great variations for the Fly Stitch! It looks like you are experimenting with thread as well as stitch. I’m excited about doing this and expanding my knowledge!

  12. Kathy says:

    Congratulations on your stitching. I feel it is lovely that you are sewing along with the TAST group. Iím trying to stitch with them as well. Kathy

  13. floresita says:

    Wonderful! Love the white stitches on a dark background. :)

  14. This is exciting, particularly since I use “In Stitches” as the name for my blog on Tumblr. I’ve been trolling for ideas and interesting things to put into it (am tired of just my own company) and this is just what I’ve been looking for to add more interest!

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