The weather here in Wales is decidedly miserable and rainy, so, I thought I’d make a cuppa and settle down with my Raised chain stitch doodle which is this week’s TAST challenge.
This is a great free challenge by Sharon B over on her blog Pintangle.com. An opportunity to learn a new stitch each week for a year. There is no time scale and you can dip in and out of the different stitches as you like!
As you can see in this shot I’m still building up and filling in between. I like the way this is progressing and have mixed some of the other stitches we have learnt along the way.
The thing is, if you are just starting to learn about stitches, don’t feel that everyone else’s samples are better and more accomplished than your own efforts. I was panicky when I first tried my hand but everyone started at the beginning and it’s lovely to encourage and support one another.
So, don’t feel shy about having a go – I guarantee that you will see such improvements as you look back over the weeks!
Most importantly, have fun!