This week the stitch for the Take a Stitch Tuesday Challenge is Cable Chain Stitch. Since I do not yet have it in my stitch dictionary I have the instructions on how to work the stitch below.
I hope people will have with this one, as there is a lot you can do with it.
How to work Cable Chain stitch
Bring the needle up through the fabric on the line you want to work.
Point the needle back into the hole it emerged from.
Push the thread down the shaft of the needle, so the loop sits close to the fabric. You want a firm but not tight loop around the needle.
Pull the thread through the fabric and you have created your first cable chain stitch.
Repeat these steps along the line working a row from the top down.
Cable chain stitch is a very quick and versatile stitch which is interesting on its own or worked in combination with other stitches.
You can also lace and thread this stitch or a bead can be stitched to the middle of each chain.
Cable chain is a variation of chain stitch and also know as cable stitch. It is worked in a similar manner to basic chain stitch but with an added step of twisting the thread round the needle after each chain loop. Cable chain is used as a linear stitch on both plain and even-weave fabrics. The extra loop between chain stitches creates a link between the chains. As with basic chain stitch this version follows curves well and can even be worked solidly as a filling stitch.
The challenge is:
For new hands to learn the stitch
If you are an experienced stitcher take the stitch and push it a little further in a creative manner or combine this stitch with one of the stitches already covered in TAST 2012. If you have worked a sample in a previous challenge feel free to post a link in comments as it will inspire people but if you have time do try another sample and do something different and new!
How to join in
Stitch a sample, take a photograph of it, put in online in your blog, flickr site or on stitchin fingers page, swing by here and leave a comment with your full web address so people can visit and see your sample.
Any special rules?
There are no rules but I do have a request, please link back here.
Interesting work will be featured
Each week I will feature samples that participants have stitched order to draw attention to creative and interesting work. This means some work will be re-published. I will credit and link to the owners website but I assume that when you leave your link here, I have your permission to feature your work. If you do not want your work to be featured please say in the comment, you leave and I wont include it in the feature.
If you need further information on the challenge a list of stitches covered so far or directions on how to participate please visit the TAST FAQ page.
You can read back through TAST articles by browsing Challenges - Take a Stitch Tuesday category
Other groups and networks
You can also share your explorations with other members on the social network site of your choice. There is a Facebook TAST 2012 page, stitchin fingers group and the flickr TAST site. All these sub groups are set up at request of members