Thursday, 2 March 2017

A new sampler for this week's stitch.....

I just couldn't resist starting a new sampler (and I had some very lovely comments about starting another one - thank you!!) so that I could continue with the latest stitch for the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle.  Week 74's stitch is 'Buttonholed Cable Chain Stitch'.  It is a very pretty stitch which I just had to try. Sharon's tutorial for it is here.


Before I added the new stitch to the sampler, I drew an outline of the area I am going to fill with stitches and, as I did with my last sampler, I embroidered the outline using a variegated cotton floss and the stem stitch.


The buttonholed cable chain stitch is worked in two parts.  The first is a line of cable chain stitches which I stitched using a pale apricot perle cotton (8). I forgot to take a photo of my cable chain stitches this time round so, this photo is from when I stitched a row as an earlier TAST stitch.


The second is the buttonholing of the chain stitches which I did using my preferred variegated fine silk thread in a orangey-red tone.


When the buttonhole stitches have been added all that you can see of the cable chain stitch underneath are the joining stitches between the 'links' of the chain.  I have decided on a design for the new sampler but, you'll have to wait until I have added a few different stitches before it will be apparent! 

16 comments:

  1. I perfectly understand you couldn't resist to start a new one ;-) This first stitch is amazing... it just looks like the finest thing! I'm glad you carry on with working on your embroidery samplers, they are just beautiful! Have a nice weekend! Ariadna.

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  2. I loved your last sampler, I am looking forward to seeing how this one develops.

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    1. Thank you Brenda! I am pleased to have started another one.... love learning these pretty stitches! Christine x

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  3. Yay I know you're dying to fill in this new sampler. I love that stitch - it actually reminds me of a crochet stitch.

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  4. That's such a sweet stitch; it looks really small. I think you're very talented to get such tiny stitches so beautifully even. A great start to the new sampler.

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  5. Liebe Christine,
    das ist ja ein sehr schöner Stich, den muss ich unbedingt mal ausprobieren, eine tolle Wirkung mit zwei Garnfarben.

    Liebe Grüße
    Uta

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  6. Hi Christine you are amazing,I love your samplers,can't wait to see.

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  7. This is going to be so pretty Christine, your stitching is awesome.

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  8. Liebe Christine,
    das ist ein wunder- wunderschöner Stickstich, gefällt mir unheimlich gut!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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  9. Na das wird wieder spannend!

    Gruß Marion

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  10. It's always fun to start something new, isn't it? I enjoy seeing your beautiful stitching and in the process, I learn about stitches I've never seen before. Thank you for sharing!
    Cathy

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  11. I am so happy you decided to take the plunge and start a new sampler . This stitch is lovely 😊

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  12. Your buttonhole stitches are perfection! I'm looking forward to seeing your new design--you teaser!!

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  13. This sampler is going to be just as pretty as your last one Chrisitne! Loved seeing these gorgoeus new stitches. Have a great week.
    Helen xox

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  14. Woohoo! Another sampler! So glad you decided to carry on and do another.

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  15. Another lovely sampler start, love this stitch and the pretty thread you use.

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