Thursday, 29 September 2016

TAST Week Fifty-Seven: Feathered Chain Stitch

This week's stitch for the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle is Feathered Chain Stitch. It is a stitch that I have used before and is fairly straight forward to learn.  You can find Sharon's excellent tutorial for it here.


I added a new circle to my sampler in the top right-hand corner and stitched it using variegated fine silk thread.  I varied the stitch size a little as I progressed around the circle to add a bit of extra interest.


It was fun to stitch. You may be able to see, I have marked a square outline onto my background fabric which I want to stay within so that I can create the same sized picture as I did for my previous sampler.


I am not sure whether to stitch this marked square or not.... I think I may stitch it with stem stitch which is the stitch that I used to edge all the little squares on the previous picture.  I have nearly added enough stitches to the circles sampler to make another picture.... I'm looking forward to adding it to my sewing room wall!

13 comments:

  1. Ohhh I really like this stitch, so pretty and the thread you used is beautiful. Well done on another great addition to this piece.

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  2. Immer weder schön anzusehen deine Stickereien!

    Gruß Marion

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  3. What a lovely stitch Christine, and so beautifully worked in the variegated thread.

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  4. I just love that you made a complete circle underneath the other ones! It helps tying everything together... Have a nice weekend, Ariadna.

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  5. Hi Christine your new circle is lovely and your whole piece is amazing ,i love these samplers and your square one is fantastic,well done Christine.

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  6. Like this stitch. It is going to look great new to your completed stitchery when it is all completed. A sorta matching pair!

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  7. Hi Christine. Your stitching is looking wonderful. xx

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  8. Love the idea of the stitched sampler. It will look fabulous on your wall.

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  9. I love these stitched samplers, so pretty and interesting. Perfect for your sewing room wall.

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  10. Liebe Christine,
    so schön sind die Sampler. Wunderschön sind die Kreise und die tollen Garne passen perfekt.
    Sei lieb gegrüßt
    Monika

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  11. I know the chain stitch, and it looks nice the way you did it. I like your stitchery, it reminds me of a book with different pages of different stitches in it that I saw somewhere.
    KATRIN W.

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  12. Beautiful stitching, this is such an interesting piece. I do like the idea of a line of stitching around it to contain the circles and it will look lovely with your previous piece. Happy Sunday Christine!
    Helen xox

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  13. I love your feathered chain stitch. Both of your samplers are lovely. You do such beautiful stitching!

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