Tuesday, 23 February 2016

TAST Week Thirty: Long Tail Chain Stitch

Today sees the release of another new TAST stitch! Stitch thirty of the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle  is long tail chain stitch.  As the name suggests, this is a member of the chain stitch family and, Sharon has posted a tutorial about it, together with some wonderful examples of the stitch, on her blog.


As Sharon explains, it is often used to create flower shapes and, I chose to stitch two different examples in two of the boxes on my sampler.



For the first example I placed a flat sequin in the middle of the square and completed the long tail chain stitch to secure it in place.  I then added a single seed bead to the centre.



In the second example I also created a flower shape with the long tail chain stitches and then I 'whipped' the tails of the chain stitches to create a filled centre section.



In both examples I used variegated silk thread to work the stitches and finished the perimeter of the box with a stem stitch in the same variegated thread.


18 comments:

  1. Your sampler is progressing beautifully. It's fun to see the addition of the new stitch each week and then to see the overall look.

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I loved adding the new stitch this week... nice to stitch! Christine x

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  2. Christine, both samples are fantastic! I plan to make a snowflake with this stitch. I'll have to see if I have any sequins to add. I LOVE the way yours turned out.

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    1. Thank you Renee! I know you will make a fabulous snowflake! I can't wait to see it! Christine x

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  3. I found your blog! Your work is fun and I like the way you use color. Happy Monday.

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    1. Hello Janie! Thank you for visiting me! So glad you like what you have seen! Christine x

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  4. Liebe Christine,
    ich freue mich immer wieder sehr deine schönen Stickstiche bewundern zu dürfen!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you so much Steffi! I really enjoyed adding this stitch! Christine x

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  5. That is a pretty stitch. I like the balance that is added by putting two different examples on your sampler!

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    1. Thank you Linda! I really enjoyed stitching them and they filled in two of the smaller boxes perfectly! Christine x

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  6. How pretty! Can anyone sign up for this?

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    1. Thank you Sunny! Absolutely.... just follow the links in the post above to the TAST page and all the details you need are there. Have fun! Christine x

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  7. A very pretty stitch and a useful one I would think xx

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    1. Thanks Janet. They were fun to stitch and you're right they will be useful for other projects! Chrissie x

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  8. Very pretty! love the flowers!

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    1. Thank you! I was pleased with them! Christine x

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  9. Lovely stitching Christine! Two great ideas for stitched flowers I will certainly try them out. I know I have some sequins to use, which I've managed to keep, despite having to have a clear out, ready for our current decorating spree. Thank you for showing us the long tailed chain stitch!
    Hope you are having a great week.
    Hugs, Barbara xx

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    1. Thank you Barbara! I hope you do have time to try them.... they are fun to stitch! Christine x

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