Wednesday, 20 January 2016

TAST Week 25: Twisted Chain or Rope Stitch

It is time for the next TAST stitch! Stitch twenty-five of the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle  is twisted chain stitch or rope stitch. Sharon has posted a comprehensive tutorial describing how to work the stitches (which are basically the same stitch but spaced differently) on her blog as usual.  There are also some lovely photographs showing examples of how you might use the stitches.


This was another new stitch to me but, it is a relatively easy stitch to learn and I really loved working my sample of it.  I have worked several rows spaced differently in another of the rectangles on my new sampler.


I then stitched the outline of the rectangle using stem stitch. I really enjoyed working this stitch and as Sharon points out... 'Twisted chain stitch is one of those handy stitches which after you master it you wonder how you lived without it!' I will certainly be using it in some of my future projects!


I have also been busy making a few more cards.  This time a few birthday cards.  I have been having a lot of fun making them! 

Thank you for visiting and enjoy the rest of your week! 

31 comments:

  1. Hi Christine, Your Twisted Chain Stitch looks very impressive! Is this Perlè? 3 or 5 perhaps? Very pretty birthday cards too! Have a great week! Barbara xx

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    1. Thank you Barbara! It is perle cotton... I think 8... which is slightly finer than 3 or 5 but still has that lovely shine on it! Hope you have a great week too! Christine x

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  2. Liebe Christine,
    ein sehr interessanter Kettenstich, den werde ich mir mal genauer anschauen, kenne nur den einfachen.
    Deine Geburtstagskarten sind sehr schön mit liebevoll kreiert.

    Liebe herzliche Grüße
    Uta

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    1. Thank you Uta! This is a lovely stitch and very nice to stitch... it is very easy to learn... you should try it! Christine x

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  3. I like this stitch - your use of it reminds me of free motion quilting. Loving your sampler!

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  4. I forgot to mention the cards - they are so cute! Do you buy your supplies online? Here in the US we have a store called Hobby Lobby that sells card/scrapbooking supplies.

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    1. Thank you Linda! It enjoyed working the stitch. I had a lot of card bits and pieces which I bought when visiting shows with my sister. I have visited Hobby Lobby when I have been on holiday to the US... it is a very impressive store! Christine x

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  5. Such pretty stitches! And I always like getting ideas from your cards. Keep on sharing.

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    1. Thank you Sunny! I am really enjoying making them all! Christine x

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  6. How exciting to have started your new sampler, it will be fun to watch that develop over the year.
    Your cards are lovely - I didn't think it would be long before an owl made an appearance!

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    1. Thanks Janet! I am enjoying making the cards.... they are a lot of fun! Of course there had to be an owl! Chrissie x

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  7. Liebe Christine,
    dieser verdrehte Kettenstich ist auch für mich neu, den muss ich mir unbedingt merken. Dein Mustertuch wirkt schon jetzt, allein durch die Farben und die rechteckige Anordnung, sieht toll aus!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! It was a new stitch to me too but, it was easy to learn and a lot of fun to stitch! Christine x

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  8. I hadn't heard of this stitch and it is lovely.

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    1. Thank you Melody! It is a pretty stitch and was easy to learn. Christine x

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  9. Really like the layout your using for the sampler stitches and your cards look great!
    You have clearly got the knack for those too!

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    1. Thank you Lyn! I am having a lot of fun making the cards! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  10. Hi Christine,sorry somehow i have missed this post,i am enjoying watching all the different stitches that you do and wow you make such beautiful cards my friend,hope you have a lovely day xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! I hope you have a lovely day too! Christine x

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  11. What a beautiful Sampler with different stitches !
    The delicate colors I really like.
    Loving your Cards !!!

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    1. Thank you! It is fun learning the new stitches and adding them to the sampler! Have a nice weekend! Christine x

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  12. Looks like you are having fun making cards - I have to be really careful or I might have to succumb and all I'd need is another passion...yikes!

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I am having fun and I didn't really need another hobby either but hey ho! Have a lovely week! Christine x

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  13. What an interesting stitch! Love your beautiful cards.

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  14. I enjoy seeing the new stitches you do and how your sampler is growing. Lovely cards too.

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    1. Thank you Sheryl! The new stitches are fun to try! Christine x

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  15. Love the way you have spaced out your sampler, I bet it will look fantastic when it's finished.

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    1. Thank you Claire! I hope that it does! Christine x

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