Sunday, 16 October 2016

TAST Week Fifty-Nine: Woven Detached Chain Stitch

This week's stitch for the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle is another in the Chain Stitch family: Woven Detached Chain Stitch. It is another stitch which I was unfamiliar with.

It isn't a difficult stitch but does require a little patience when you are completing the needle-weaving in order to keep the tension smooth (which I nearly achieved!)

I used the stitch to add a little blue flower to the centre of a circle.  I thought it tied in nicely with the other woven picot flower which I stitched earlier on. You can find Sharon's tutorial for the Woven Detached Chain Stitch here.

My flower was stitched using a variegated blue cotton perle (no. 8) thread. I also added some colonial knots to the centre of the flower. 

Hope your weekend is a sunny one! 


  1. Sehr schön. Diese gewebten Stiche finde ich immer gar nicht so einfach!

    Gruß Marion

  2. I'm so happy to be catching up with your blog posts. You've been doing some lovely work as always! I just love these circles and all of the different stitches and colors. I've been pinning the how-to's for different stitches, intending to learn them and then create something. We'll see!

  3. Absolutely beautiful. You are such a talented lady.

  4. Hi Christine wow its looking fantastic ,i love your new circle ,the thread is also beautiful xx

  5. What a very cute little flower!

  6. I used this kind of stitch in a needlework called "Vainica" in Spanish (sorry, I couldn't find an English translation...). It's good to see it as an embroidery stitch! (If you search the term, I'm an absolute beginner!! There are some art works out there I can't even imagine to try). Yours look perfect! Have a nice week, Ariadna.

  7. Just beautiful Christine. I am always amazed at your repertoire of stitches!. I used to be able to embroider while watching TV, but I'm not sure I could do it now!

  8. your progress is very pretty!

  9. I love all your woven stitches, they are so effective!
    Barbara xx

  10. What a pretty way to use this stitch!


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