Tuesday, March 29, 2016

TAST 2016 Stitch 35

TAST 35: Threaded Cable Chain Stitch

This week the Take A Stitch Tuesday (TAST) lesson at Pintangle.com taught the Threaded Cable Chain Stitch. I found the trickiest part of this stitch to be choosing the right project to add it to. I did not want to put it on any project that would be washed or might allow the threaded stitches to be pulled out of shape in the future.

I opted to add this seam to the last block I need to embellish from the first Crazy Quilting International Under the Sea Do Your Own Block Round Robin I participated in during 2015. (The post sharing those blocks when they returned home is here.) 

The cable chain stitch above was created using a strand of DMC #4215 size 5 pearl cotton.


DMC #4250 size 5 pearl cotton floss was threaded through the cable chain stitch. (I liked the way it looked after the first step of lacing and thought about leaving it as it was in the picture above.)

I love the texture this stitch created on the block!

TAST stands for Take a Stitch Tuesday. It is a personal stitching challenge offered by Sharon B. on Facebook and on her blog, pintangle.com. You may read more about it hereIf you follow the TAST Facebook group, you know there are some incredibly inspiring examples of these stitches being shared. Anyone may join at any time during the challenge. Thank you, Sharon, for offering TAST!

Thank you for stopping by!
Renee

11 comments:

MaryAnn Chick Whiteside said...

The stitch does add tecture. Your choice of thread makes the stitching look good too.

Christine Barnsley said...

This is beautiful and looks lovely through all the different stages of the stitch. I love the variegation in the thread. Lovely! Christine x

~ Dixie said...

Your threaded cable chain stitch is so pretty, Renee.

Pamela said...

Wonderful, Renee!

Katie said...

Oh that's very pretty. I can see where it would add nice textured detail.

Tiffstitch said...

That looks really cool! I like the thread you chose as well.

crazyQstitcher said...

A really good sample of the stitch combination. The colours are lovely too.

Queeniepatch said...

Good thinking! These stitches need to be on some item that will not be washed or even handled a lot as the threads might shift.
The result is great!

cq4fun said...

That is one I've wanted to try, but haven't found the right spot. I really like it with only the first threading, too. It's a very definitive stitch that doesn't need any embellishing at all.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I like this stitch - either single or double. I suppose, if you were really concerned with the whipping stitches shifting, you could always put a teeny little tacking stitch here and there to hold it in place.

Brigitte said...

Looks really good, and it doesn't seem to be too complicated.