Monday, 7 November 2016

TAST Weeks 61 and 62: Raised Chain Stitch:

The last two stitches for the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle  are two variations of the same stitch, the raised chain stitch. Sharon has two excellent tutorials for them on her blog and I have linked them to the names of the stitches below.


As both versions are worked on a base stitch which needs to be evenly spaced, I didn't attempt to work these stitches into a circle.  Instead I added a row of each stitch to the centre of one of my previously stitched circles.


I like the chain stitch but, version one of the raised chain stitch is not very similar to the chain stitch that I am used to sewing.  However, I did enjoy working this stitch, it is quite easy to get into a nice rhythm with it. I used light purple cotton perle thread (8) for this stitch and I like the finish it gave.


Version two of the raised chain stitch is much more like a regular chain stitch, so was easy to learn.  You do have to be careful with the tension of this stitch, it is easy to pull them to tightly and skew the base stitches.  I worked my version of this stitch using a variegated silk thread and I like the result.


Now I'm all caught up ready for the next stitch tomorrow!


15 comments:

  1. I especially like the first stitch, your sampler is getting quite full, do you have many more stitches to go? x

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  2. Your stitching is beautiful. Both stitches give an interesting look. I can see why you didn't try a circle though.

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  3. Your stitching is always perfect and beautiful too.

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  4. Beautiful stitches! They do look difficult to work on a circle, and adding some strips helps to a more balanced look on the overall sampler, so I will say its a win-win solution! Have a nice week! Ariadna.

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  5. very pretty, and it gets prettier with every stitch you add
    KATRIN W.

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  6. Great stitching! Love the circles!

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  7. These are both great stitches. I guess not every stitch lends itself to becoming circular, but have to say that I'm so impressed about how many you have used in that format.

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  8. Langsam wächst dein Mustertuch heran und wird mit jedem Stich außergewöhnlicher. Die heutigen Stiche gefallen mir wieder sehr gut, wobei bisher haben mir immer alle Stiche sehr gut gefallen.
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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  9. Oh those look great! And add such great texture! Lovely!

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  10. Wow! Two very interesting versions on chain stitch.

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  11. Liebe Christine,
    das sieht ja wunderschön aus. Habe mir die Stiche gerade einmal angeschaut.Viel Schönes ist bei Dir wieder entstanden.
    Sei ganz lieb gegrüßt
    Monika

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  12. I so look forward to your posts - I love seeing your stitching. :)

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  13. I love all your stitching and these intertwined circles are so pretty.

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  14. Oh, my goodness, it's gorgeous! You must be sew pleased!

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  15. They are very pretty stitches, and put me in mind of french knitting!
    Hugs, Barbara xxx

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