This week the stitch I am going to suggest is not only simple to do but makes delightful little leaves. Woven detached chain stitch is as it sounds a detached chain stitch which has been been woven or laced with thread.
The stitch starts out as a detached chain that is worked in slightly loose manner since
the loop of the chain stitch acts as the foundation on which to weave. The weaving will pull the thread tighter.
Take a thread to the back and bring your thread out at the top of the chain stitch.
Slide your needle under one side of the chain stitch pointing your needle towards the centre. You are not going through the fabric just under the loop of the chain stitch.
Pull the needle through to the other side of the chain stitch. Turn your needle slide the needle under the loop of the chain stitch keeping the needle pointing towards the centre.
Pull the needle through to the other side of the chain stitch.
Repeat this weaving action back and forth. As you weave pack the weaving slightly by nudging the weaving up the chain stitch with the end of the needle.
When you get to the base of the chain stitch pack it neatly and take your thread to the back of your work and finish off.
Next week will be a catch up week for any who need it. Not only that but due to a health issue I am taking a blogging break for a week. I will be back the following week
How to join in
It is not complicated. All you need to do is stitch a sample of this stitch or ANY of the stitches listed on the TAST FAQ page.
Once you have worked a sample, photograph it and put it online at your blog, flickr etc then swing back to the Last TAST post (you will find it under the category each week) and leave a comment that includes your web address. When you leave a comment include the http:// part of the address as then your address becomes a link and readers will be able easily visit and see your sample. Remember you can leave a comment about any stitch you have worked as long as it is listed on the TAST FAQ page.
Any special rules?
There are no rules but I do have a request, please link back here.
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.
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