This is a great idea Sharon, Anything to make it easier for you I say! Go for it. Thanks so much for organising this great project, it is a fab way to work in such a vast and international community of artists.Love carol
I think this is a very good idea. I know I have thought myself how do you keep up with all the different blogs and such to see what everyone has done. I vote for uploading our picture to flicker or post here when it is uploaded to our blogs. MHO, Have a great day, Tina
Sharon, firstly I think anything that simplifies things for you has to be a winner!! so I am happy to do as you suggest. I don’t know how you find the time to do all you do, you must be a lot more disciplined than me, VBG. I think I must have ESP as well, I was not at all surprised when our stitch this week was feather. I’m looking forward to snatching a few minutes to play with it later today. I have a theory about the upsurge of CQ too, I will elaborate on my blog soon. Christine in soggy Sydney.
I also think it is a great idea where everyone can be responsible for uploading their own photos. It assures noone is missed also. I can only imagine all of the time and effort you have put into the TAST when you count the ‘weekly’ roundups and not even include the stitching portion.
Sharon, could I possibly add a request/suggestion? You know how at the top of your blog you have a link to Take A Stitch Tuesday, and in that link page you are listing a link to Week 1, Week 2 etc. Would it be possible for you to name the stitch in the link as well, ie Week 1 Herringbone, Week 2 Buttonhole? That way if someone wants to add a comment to say they’ve finished a stitch sample from one of the older weeks then it’s obvious which link to click on. Just a thought.
Corina – YES!! Of course this means anyone with website or photo account of any kind can join. I always felt uneasy about insisting on blogs or flickr because of RSS feeds – its more inclusive this way.
I will write a post about it tomorrow but I think its the best way to run it and people seem happy enough to do it.
I think that’s a great idea, Sharon. I know that writing the round-up is a lot of work for you.
You used to do a “weekly highlight” type of deal, maybe you could do something like that again, where you “highlight” some of the more interesting uses of the stitch. It wouldn’t take as long that way and would help people see the possibilities of what the stitch can do. I’ve already learned so much from TAST. Part of it is just trying new stitches and part of it is seeing people push the stitch in ways I’ve never thought of. Either way, I’m appreciative that you’re running TAST.
Also, I noticed that somebody mentioned something about commenting on older stitches… I know that, for a while at least, you were closing comments to a page after a certain amount of time. Is that still the case?
I think this is a great idea, as I just can’t imagine how you find the time to write the round up (on which I spend my best moment on Sundays, by the way). Just reading it takes a long time, so writing it must be even longer.
Anything that lets us have a look at each other’s embroidery and that does not stress you too much is most welcome.
Thank you again for setting this challenge up.
I think it is a great idea – you must be hard pressed to say something different about each sample of the same stitch! I usually just go to the flickr TAST site if I am pressed for time. You deserve a break!
Hi Sharon, I think that’s a good idea, but would it save you even more work if we put our comment to say we’ve left a sample on the TAST blog? Then you wouldn’t have to moderate all the comments on Inaminuteago. it would just mean adding a post each week to the TAST blog for the featured stitch, so we could attach our comments to the right post.
I think this is a great idea, not only will it make things easier for you but also will save time for us. I love to explore all the sites listed in the webring and the flickr sites but it is very time consuming to see whether or not there is anything new added.
I know that you spend a huge amount of time on this challenge and really commend you on doing this for us all.
I think it is a great idea Sharon – having just marked 15 assignments from my students and preparing for teaching next week, I know how busy you must be preparing for teaching at Uni. This way will hopefully give you more time to enjoy everyone’s work and to do more stitching yourself.
Since I am just starting the TAST challenge, I like this idea. I had started a fan block and was using the feather stitch and its variations as a starting point for all the seams. Have posted pics on my blog, http://novasblossoms.blogspot.com
I think this is a great idea too Sharon, I always wondered how on earth you were going to cope with it all and have time to spare to do some stitching yourself and go to bed.
Something seems to have gone wrong with Digital Gran as I’m listed as being De Ann with a Flikr account called Digital Gran. I do have an account but hardly ever use it(smile) I have been doing the stiches every week, so maybe my Bloglines isn’t working or something, because I noticed that all my subscribers seem to have vanished. I will have to look into it. sorry about that.
Sharon, is Dorset feather stitch a different type of feather stitch? If it is done the same way, which in samples I’ve seen it appears to be, why is it called that? Maybe the typical designs worked, or, it simply denotes stitching that is done in Dorset(UK county)?
I have done some more work on my crazy blocks, including feather stitch – though I’d still like to go back and try some of the variations I’ve seen. When I have extra time (ha). http://katestast.blogspot.com
I was very sorry about not being able to start earlier. My own health was a problem (resulting in hearing aids). What I wasn’t “allowed” to blog about (because she said it would make her sound feeble and clumsy etc.) was Mom’s fall. Ice on the driveway, a slip, and she smashed her face into the front of her car. The resulting massive bruising, swelling and stiffness made it almost impossible for her to see, eat… well you get the idea. She is much better now and is even beginning to look presentable!
Great idea. I’m a bit late posting my efforts on my blog. I’ve just added my version of Algerian Star and I posted Chevron stitch on Tuesday just off to start on Fly stitch. http://www.artoftextiles.blogspot.com
I finally got here by way of clicking on someone else’s post on the right hand side.
Anyway, I’ve done the feather stitch to highlight the center of a small quiltlet in a New Zealand pattern. I’ve put it up in the flickr group. I did work with some of the other options of the stitch; it’s a very easy one, but looks really nice.
Ok … better late than never – I finally blogged about my feather stitch – http://aykayem.blogspot.com/2007/03/feather-stitch-and-bag.html – I actually did the stitching that week … in fact I had already been doing some feather stitch on something I was working on at the time, because it is one of my favourites. I can usually find time to sneak in a few goes at the TAST stitch (lunch breaks at work/etc – in fact I had a go at this weeks stitch in my lunch break today 😉 but I am disorganised and my life is busy, so I don’t always get around to blogging about them as soon as I want to.
disorganised in Dunlop
(Dunlop is a suburb of Canberra, Australia)