Tuesday, January 12, 2016

TAST Stitch 24

TAST Stitch 24: Interlaced Cable Chain Stitch

My first attempt with the Interlaced Cable Chain Stitch was worked as a seam on a black crazy quilt block that I have been embellishing with pinks, greens, and white.

Because the seam met another seam at an angle, it was a little tricky. However, my biggest problem was working my base cable chain stitches free-hand. They were not as even as I hoped, so the lacing was not as even as I would have liked. 

So, I decided to try the stitch on a piece of 28-count evenweave. I learned that I really need to practice the cable chain stitch a bit more to master even stitches. However, the lacing was fun and I do love the look of the completed seam. (My apologies for the photo. My camera does not want to focus on white much these days...)

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!


Christine Barnsley said...

Your stitches look beautiful now Renee! I had this same problem and picked out one of my cable chain rows to even it up! I got there in the end! Christine x

Katie said...

Looks beautiful to me.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I think your first attempt was beautiful! After all, remember that it's made by hand, not machine, and therefore isn't supposed to be pristinely perfect. (and yes, I know pristinely isn't a word!!).

Anonymous said...

That is a tricky one, but you're doing fine, and improving. It's all about practice, right? I don't think I've ever laced like that.