A bit steep!

Thoughts on stitching in 2018

I see that Sharron has put up a piece about TAST in 2018 and I think that I will join the "Beyond TAST Challenge."

I first started with TAST back in 2009 but didn't get very far.  It wasn't until 2011 that I became serious about exploring the stitches and made sure that I did a piece every week.  It was a great learning experience, not so much in learning new stitches but in exploring what I could do with those stitches.

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In the past I have used this exercise to build a folio of what I can do with certain stitches but this time I think I will used this activity to design embroidered boxes.  I have been looking at a number of French blogs that have featured embroidered boxes and I like the work of Lea Stansal and wonder if I couldn't take this in another direction.

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Or I could play it safe and work on a fabric book.  I think it will be boxes.  I will have to look at the challenge first me thinks!


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I am also tempted to take part in the Beyond TAST challenge. Furthermore I want to check which TAST stitches I might have missed. I joined TAST in 2012 and have tried to add any odd stitches that was not part of the TAST that I did. My collection is now 155 stitches, but I am sure there are some I have missed.

Carolyn Foley

I have just gone back to check mine and I am about the same number, so we can’t have missed many.


It will certainly be interesting to work boxes rather than flat pieces of cloth!

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