Wednesday, 16 December 2015

TAST Week Twenty-Three: Cable Chain Stitch

Stitch twenty-three of the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle  is the cable chain stitch and is the last stitch that Sharon is going to publish for the challenge before Christmas. As always, Sharon has posted a comprehensive tutorial describing how to work the stitch together with lots of inspirational photographs.


This was another new stitch to me and it took me a little while to get into the rhythm of it. It is another stitch which requires you to pay close attention to the tension of the thread when you are stitching it. Actually, I have come to the conclusion that most stitches do!!


I added three small rows to my sampler.  The first row I added (in the middle of the three) I used a variegated fine silk thread and although it looks quite pretty, I don't think you can see the definition of the 'link' stitches as well as in the other two rows which were stitched using a thicker pearl cotton thread.


As I mentioned above, this is the last TAST stitch for 2015. The challenge starts again in the New Year on 12th January 2016


22 comments:

  1. You've learnt lots of nice new stitches with this project. I prefer the stitch in the plain colour too. Your sampler must be getting quite full xx#

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    1. Thank you Janet! I am enjoying learning all the new stitches... they will come in useful for future projects! Chrissie xx

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  2. Christine, what a great use of this stitch! Your sampler becomes prettier every week!

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    1. Thank you Renee! I am enjoying this challenge... may have to start a new sampler for 2016! Christine x

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  3. Hi Christine,this is sure looking fantastic my friend,i am loving seeing the stitches you do,hope you have a lovely day xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! It is a lot of fun trying out the new stitches! Have a lovely day too! Christine x

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  4. It's such fun to see your sampler grow week by week. I'm glad that Sharon plans to carry on the challenge next year. There's is so much we can learn with our stitching!

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! It is a great challenge and I love trying out the new stitches! I am looking forward to learning some more next year! Christine x

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  5. Liebe Christine,
    dein Sampler wird fantastisch!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! This is a great challenge and lots of fun to stitch! Have a lovely day! Christine x

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  6. I like the way this stitch looks. I'm crocheting for Christmas right now, but this is one stitch I want to learn for sure. Your's look great.
    Merry Christmas

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    1. Thank you Carol! I enjoyed trying this new stitch and it is one that I will use again! Merry Christmas to you and your family too! Christine x

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  7. I'm not familiar with this stitch either. It looks great especially with the variegated thread--lovely! Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thank you Karen! It took a while to get it right but I like it and will use it again! Christine x

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  8. Another pretty stitch! I agree with you about the thicker thread. I really like that stitch and the way it looks on your sampler. You've done very well with staying on target with your sampler!

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    1. Thank you Linda! I am really enjoying trying out the new stitches which makes it easier to keep on track! Christine x

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  9. Liebe Christine,
    wieder ein schöner neuer Stich. Sieht sehr gleichmäßig aus und wieder so toll in deinem Sampler integriert. Es bleibt ja weiter spannend.
    Liebe Grüße
    Monika

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    1. Thank you Monika! It is nice adding the stitches to the sampler each week and it will be nice to make into something at the end! Christine x

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  10. What you've stitched so far looks really attractive Christine and its such a delightful design layout like that.

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    1. Thank you Lyn! I just add the new stitches where I think the sampler needs balancing up... it seems to be working so far! Christine x

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  11. Yay for the last stitch of this year and role on next year. It is looking great!

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    1. Thank you! It will be fun to continue next year! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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