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.




12 comments:

  1. Das ist ein besonders schönes Motiv!!!

    Gruß Marion

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  2. Hi Christine it looks fantastic,well done xx

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  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.
    KATRIN W.

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

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  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

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

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

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

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  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.

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

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  11. Hello Christine

    What a lovely stitching, hui i like it

    Creative regard Marika

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