Wednesday, 13 January 2016

TAST Week Twenty-Four: Interlaced Cable Chain Stitch

TAST has started again for 2016 and stitch twenty-four of the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle  is an interlaced cable chain stitch. As always, Sharon has posted a comprehensive tutorial describing how to work the stitch.  Interlaced cable chain stitch leads on from the last stitch  (cable chain stitch) which was completed before Christmas.

2015 Sampler Needle Case Front

If you have been following my blog for a while, you will know that I decided to finish up my sampler of TAST stitches for 2015 by making it into a needle case so that I could start a new sampler for 2016.

Gail Pan 'Friends' Embroidery 

I had an idea in mind that I wanted to try for my 2016 TAST Sampler which, was to draw out a grid of squares/rectangles and fill each of the shapes with a new stitch each week.  I was busy in my sewing room thinking of how best to set the shapes out when I glanced up at a little Gail Pan wall hanging that I made about this time last year called 'Friends' and realised that the background grid that is in the pattern would be perfect!

2016 TAST Sampler Grid

So, I pulled out the pattern and copied the grid onto some background fabric and then backed it with fine, fusible interfacing ready for the first new TAST stitch to be worked.



I filled the top left hand rectangle with three rows of cable chain stitch using perle cotton thread and then worked the interlacing between the rows using variegated silk thread. The interlacing is quite tricky to work unless the rows of cable chain stitch match up evenly, so I did have to re-stitch one of the rows but, I am happy with how it looks now. I worked a stem stitch around the outside of the box in the same variegated thread to finish it off. 

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    1. Thank you Lynda! Hopefully it will make a nice sampler to keep when the shapes are all finished! Christine x

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  2. Hi Christine what a wonderful idea,and I just love your needlecase,well done my friend xx

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  3. Liebe Chtristine,
    ich bin schon jetzt sehr gespannt auf deinen neuen Sampler!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! I hope it works out the way I want it to! Christine x

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  4. What a brilliant idea Christine. Another sampler, but entirely different than the last one. I like it!

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I hope it turns out in reality as I imagine it in my head! Christine x

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  5. Repeatedly goodly are your embroidery.

    Greetings Marion

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    1. Thank you very much Marion! You are very kind! Christine x

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  6. I think this is a really good idea, I'm sure it will look lovely when all your stitches are done- looking forward to seeing it develop over the year xxx

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    1. Thank you Janet! I think it will work out quite nicely! Chrissie x

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  7. I look forward to seeing your page fill in! And, I love that you did 3 rows of the cable chain stitch so you had two sections laced. Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Renee! It will be fun to watch the sampler grow again! Christine x

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  8. Liebe Christine,
    was für eine wunderbare Idee, mit diesen feinen Stichen einen Sampler zu gestalten, ich bin sehr gespannt.
    Auch der Gail pan Sampler sieht ganz entzückend aus,auch dein Needlecase sieht ganz zauberhaft aus, so schöne zarte Stiche.

    LG Uta

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    1. Thank you Uta! I have a lot of fun learning the new stitches and I think this will be a nice way to display them! Christine x

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  9. Liebe Christine,
    das ist ja eine schöne Idee und da bin ich sehr gespannt was Du uns alles zeigen wirst. Der Anfang ist auf jeden Fall schon toll und vielversprechend.
    Viel Spaß und liebe Grüße
    Monika

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    1. Thank you Monika! I really love trying out the new stitches and this should be a nice wall hanging at the end! Christine x

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  10. I think it's a brilliant plan for the stitches! And, your stitches are beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Heather! I hope it works out! It will be fun to stitch! Christine x

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  11. What a great idea with the grid.

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    1. Thank you! I know it will be fun to stitch! Christine x

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  12. I love the needlecase you made with your tast stitches and your plans for these stitches will be lovely too , fantastic idea .

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    1. Thank you Sheila! I hope the new sampler works out as well in reality as the idea I have in my mind! Christine x

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  13. Great Idea Christine. I look forward to the progress.And i love your needlecase very much! Thanks for your comment over on my blog!Happy new year to you too! Hugs martina

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    1. Thank you Martina! I hope the new sampler works out okay! Enjoy your weekend! Christine x

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  14. Your needle case is beautiful--what a good idea to make your sampler into something you can enjoy everyday! Very pretty!

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    1. Thank you Karen! It is nice to have the sampler where I see it everyday and it gives me ideas for stitches to add to other projects! Christine x

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  15. Very creative use of your stitch sampler Christine : ) Looks like you will be stitching happily away again in 2016! Love the new plan. Janita

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    1. Thank you Janita! I am looking forward to adding new stitches to the new sampler! Have a lovely week! Christine x

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  16. Love that grid idea! And nice to see that Friends sampler again - reminds me I need to make myself one! Looking forward to your stitch sampler this year. :)

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    1. Thank you Linda! I am looking forward to watching the new sampler grow... the Friends sampler is one of my favourites! Hope you have a lovely week! Christine x

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  17. Your grid will look fantastic, Christine - making lovely little displays of stitches! I'd like to stitch something similar but might just have too much on at the moment!
    I look forward to seeing this grow!
    Barbara xx

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    1. Thank you Barbara! I am hoping that it will take shape as I have envisioned it.... it will be fun to stitch! Have a lovely week! Christine x

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