Wednesday 12 April 2017

TAST Week 80: Whipped Double Chain Stitch....

This week's stitch (week 80) for the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle is the whipped double chain stitch.

Two lines of chain stitch are worked side by side and then the middle edges of the 'chain links' are whipped together with another thread.  It creates a beautiful, decorative and  very distinct line of stitching.  Sharon's tutorial for it can be found here.

I added a row to my sampler using pink cotton perle thread (8) for the base chain stitches and blue cotton perle thread (8) as the whipping thread. 

You can compare the difference between the whipped double chain stitch and whipped chain stitch (just a single line of chain stitches) which is just a little further to the right in the photograph above. Don't forget to pop across to Sharon's blog and read the series of interviews she is holding with some of the talented participants of the TAST Challenge to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of TAST.  You can find the latest interview post here.


  1. This sampler is growing beautifully! I've been reading your blog for a while and it still amazes me all the variations a thread and needle can provide! Have a nice week! Ariadna.

  2. Love that stitch! I need to try it on something.

  3. I will have to try this one. I can see it used as a stem.....

    1. Thank you Darlene! It would be perfect as a stem! I hope you have time to try it soon! Christine x

  4. Very pretty whipped stitches, Christine! I need to try these soon!!!
    Barbara x

  5. Hi Christine love this stitch,oh i love seeing your beautiful work,well done.

  6. Liebe Christine,
    sieht so einfach aus und ist dabei doch sehr wirkungsvoll, gefällt mir sehr gut!
    Liebe österliche Grüße

  7. Very interesting addition Christine, I'd never seen this stitch before that I know of .

  8. Happy Easter and lots of time for some stitches!

  9. Liebe Christine,
    auch wenn ich momentan seltener vorbeischaue, macht es immer Freude die schönen Arbeiten zu sehen.
    Dir und deiner Familie ein schönes Osterfest und ganz liebe Grüße

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    1. Thank you Sheryl! It is always fun adding the new stitches! Christine x

  11. Love the pink and blue threads together - very pretty.

  12. Liebe Christine, wunderschön und ganz akkurat die feinen Stiche, ich finde den nicht so einfach zu sticken.

    Liebe Grüße Uta


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