You all know that I love using the embellisher. I love hand-stitching, and machine embroidery too. I simply adore the feel of fabric between my fingers and like to see the needle create patterns and textures which constantly change. I teach a variety of techniques, dyeing too, and dyed surfaces lend themselves to all the treatments mentioned above. This post, however, isn’t to point you to any of my workshops, but to an online challenge that will begin in the New Year.
Sharon B has been running her TAST (Take a Stitch Tuesday) for a couple of years. She has just announced a new and slightly different ‘take’ on the challenge and you can find information here. I’m going to join in when I can, just to make sure that I have a little bit of creative time to myself each week, and I thought you might like to add your names. If you decide to join in leave a comment below with your blog, flickr etc, and I’ll pop a page here on the blog with all your links. If you can’t join, but know someone who might be interested give them the links, and send them here to link up too. The best bit about the challenge is that there is no right or wrong way, and doesn’t need to include masses of stitching. If you can only spare 30 mins a week to stitch, or even less, then that is just fine. You see, stitching and NO PRESSURE!
Hope you decide to join in. (For some reason it was difficult to get the page to link up, so if you have problems go straight to Sharon B’s link above.