Monday, 10 October 2016

TAST Week Fifty-Eight: Slipped Detached Chain Stitch

The latest stitch for the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle is another in the Chain Stitch family: Slipped, Detached Chain Stitch. It is not a stitch that I have used before but was fairly straight forward to learn.  I used it to make a tiny circle of stitches inside another of the circles on my sampler.  You can find the tutorial for it on Sharon's website here.

I used some variegated silk thread and I depending on how you angle the stitches slipped through the tiny little anchor stitch of the detached chain, you can make the resulting stitch look quite different.  I tried to make mine look a little like leaves.

They filled the centre of the circle very nicely and I am happy with the result.  I also added a stitched outer border in stem stitch as I previously mentioned I might.  It was stitched using variegated cotton embroidery floss and I think it will look nice when I have stretched the finished sampler over canvas.


  1. Das ist ein besonders schönes Motiv!!!

    Gruß Marion

  2. Hi Christine it looks fantastic,well done xx

  3. I can understand that you want to keep this stitchery around you, so you can see it all the time. It makes me smile whenever you post your progress.

  4. Liebe Christine,
    das ist wirklich ein sehr schönes Motiv. Das sieht einfach toll aus.
    Liebe Grüße

  5. Your circles sampler is looking really pretty, Christine, and I love that detached chain stitch ...... I must remember to try that one soon!
    Barbara xx

  6. Wow Christine your sampler is beautiful. Yo are doing such a good job with all those different stitches. Clever lady, xx

  7. Likey! They remind me of little Christmas trees!

  8. Looks so lovely! Love how the circles blend into each other.
    Hugs Martina

  9. This looks like a good stitch to know... Now that the sampler is framed, you still have lots of room to play with! Looking forward to seeing its progress! Have a nice week, Ariadna.

  10. Fantastic stitching and it absolutely looks like leaves. Really love seeing this piece.

  11. Hello Christine

    What a lovely stitching, hui i like it

    Creative regard Marika


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