Wednesday, 4 May 2016

TAST Week Forty: Shell Chain Stitch.....

The new stitch this week for the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle  is stitch forty, shell chain stitch.  Sharon's tutorial this time describes how to stitch the basic shell chain stitch as well as a beaded example.



I like chain stitch and this is a fairly straight forward variation on the chain stitch which was fun to stitch.  I decided that I would stitch three lines of the stitch all in the same thread which, is a variegated perle cotton no. 8 thread.  The first row was just the basic shell chain stitch but, for the second and third rows, I added a single and then three seed beads in white respectively.



The outer perimeter of the box I filled on the sampler was stitched using a variegated silk thread and a stem stitch.



Only one more box to fill!

24 comments:

  1. I like this stitch. Your sampler is filling up quickly. What will you do after next week?

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    1. Thank you Wendy! I will be starting a new sampler... there are still lots of stitches to go! Christine x

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  2. I love it when you can combine stitches and pearls. Looks great and it is fun to see the differneces! Just one box left, wow! I am sure you have already something in mind to keep on with stitching more stitches, right? I look forward to see your last box filled.
    Hugs Martina

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    1. Thank you Martina! Yes, I already have an idea for a new sampler! You will have to wait and see! Christine x

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  3. Dear Christine,
    lovely sampler and you are almost ready!!! Wow!! Great.
    Hugs
    sigisart

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    1. Thank you Sigrid! It will be fun to get it finished and a new one started! Christine x

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  4. Hi Christine ,oh I love this pretty stitch,your sampler is looking awesome my friend :)

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    1. Thank you Shez! I really enjoyed stitching this stitch! Christine x

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  5. Seeing all those stitches makes me want to jump in and start stitching... but I don't think I can add another project to the list right now! It just looks so beautiful... You know what are you going to do with this sampler?

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    1. Thank you Ariadna! When it is complete I will stretch it over a square canvass and make it into a picture... I hope it will look nice! Christine x

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  6. Another pretty stitch, your samples is looking lovely x

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    1. Thank you Janet! I am looking forward to finishing it now! Chrissie x

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  7. Only one more box? Now I am wondering what you will do next...perhaps another sampler?

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I am going to make another sampler... one which compliments this one and then I will make them into a pair of pictures for my sewing room! Christine x

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  8. I love chain stitch too. It looks fantastic with the beads added - definitely want to try that! Only one more little square!

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    1. Thank you Baa! You should try this variation of chain stitch, it was very simple to do and I love the effect the beads give. Christine x

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  9. Liebe Christine,
    ich mag deinen Sampler wirklich sehr und dieser "neue" Stickstich passt perfekt dazu, bin mal gespannt was in das letzte Feld einziehen wird!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! We will just have to wait and see which stitch will fill that last little box! Christine x

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  10. Such a fun stitch! Only one box to go--can't wait to see what goes in it!!

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    1. Thanks Karen! I can't wait to fill that last little box! Christine x

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  11. another lovely stitch, the sampler is looking great.

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    1. Thank you Sheryl! I am really pleased with it and I can't wait to get it finished now! Christine x

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  12. This such a fun sampler! I've fallen behind on visiting blogs, but I have certainly enjoyed seeing your work in the TAST FB group posts. Beautiful work!

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    1. Thank you Renee! You are so good to catch up with comments on all the posts! Christine x

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