Take a stitch Tuesday stitch 58

how to work woven chain stitch 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.

how to work woven chain stitchTake a thread to the back and bring your thread out at the top of the chain stitch.

how to work woven chain stitchSlide 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.

how to work woven chain stitchPull 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.

how to work woven chain stitchRepeat 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.

how to work woven chain stitchWhen 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 

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.

Further information

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  page,   stitchin fingers group and the flickr TAST site. All these sub groups are set up at request of members.


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30 Responses to Take a stitch Tuesday stitch 58

  1. gailllc says:

    I have a question about Rosette stitch (the chain variation)… I am finishing up my TAST 2012 week 7&8 samples. Is the whole line of stitches just supposed to lay there and be well-behaved even though they are so easily disturbed? I can’t seem to find a tension/stitch size that makes them stay put! Can anyone help, please?

    • sharonb says:

      Rosette chain is a difficult stitch (I nearly said a cow of stitch) because if you don’t space it closely it pops up – it cant be too wide either. You have to pack it quite tight for ti to begin to behave.
      Hope this tip helps

      • gailllc says:

        I made 5-6 different rows of it, trying different things. I had come to that conclusion but am so glad to have it verified — thank you! Meanwhile, all but 1.5 rows are trying really hard, but failing, to be well-behaved ;) But they’re staying! Because even though I am making a creation, it is still my learning cloth.
        Thanks again.

  2. Annet says:

    Another new stitch for me. I think it would be great for tiny leaves. Today I wrote about the buttonholed herringbone stitch on my blog:
    http://fat-quarter.blogspot.nl/2013/03/buttonholed-herringbone-stitch.html

  3. Brigitte Otto says:

    Hi Sharon, first of all my best wishes for a fast and complete recovery!
    I’ve just uploaded a picture of my use of woven detached chain stitch at Stitchin Fingers:
    http://stitchinfingers.ning.com/photo/cqjp-2013-march-block

  4. Angela says:

    Hey Sharon, I sure hope you are feeling better quickly! I love this new to me stitch! Thanks for sharing it.
    You can see my work here
    http://princessbubblescreates.blogspot.ca/

  5. Liz Eph says:

    Hope you get well soon x

  6. Pamela says:

    Here are my samples for the detached woven buttonhole.
    http://hokkaidokudasai.blogspot.jp/2013/03/tast-58-woven-detached-chain.html
    Thanks!

  7. Hi Sharon,
    wishing you recover fast from your health issue.
    and thank you for developing these known stitches to more interesting ones. by trying these stitches, I am also benefitted of learning, exploring, adding more stitches to my sampler!
    I started this week’s stitch exploration here-
    http://jizee6687.wordpress.com/category/tast-2013/10-58-woven-detached-chain/
    Chitra

  8. Margo Brooks says:

    Love this! They look like coffee beans. I can definitely see using this stitch sometime.

  9. Kerry says:

    I just started the challenge and have finished weeks 1 & 2. It is so inpiring to see all the work featured and I’m glad to be joining in. http://madroka.blogspot.com/2013/03/take-stitch-tuesday-weeks-1-2.html

  10. Luiz Vaz says:

    Hello Sharon and friends. I’m a little late … Posted the stitches 54, 55, 56 and 57. Thank you all!

    http://embroiderland.blogspot.com.br/

  11. Claudia says:

    Now I could catch up with all stitches from TAST 2013: http://fabricfusion.blogspot.com/2013/03/tast-2013-stiche-54-56-57-und-58-tast.html
    Sharon, wish you the best for next week and hope you can recover quickly!!!

  12. gailllc says:

    I can’t decide whether to say I’ve caught up (on my schedule, my week 7 & 8 are late — it’s week 9 for me), getting ahead (I also worked week 12) or on schedule because I also worked stitches 56, 57, 58! They’re all chain stitch variations, and I made a sampler! Chain stitch variations rock!

  13. For the first time i took part in TAST… very happy i started participating… i catch up all stitches one by one thank you sharon for this wonderful challenge event

    http://creativearul.blogspot.in/2013/03/detached-chain-woven-stitch-for-tast.html

  14. Luiz Vaz says:

    Sharon, hope everything is well. My post for the stitch 58
    http://www.embroiderland.blogspot.com
    Thank you all :)

  15. Lilian says:

    I’m a little behind. Here’s my Raised Herringbone Band (51) piece:

    http://berrybakewell.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tast-51-raised-herringbone-band.html

    I liked this one.

  16. Anneliese says:

    http://anaslua2.blogspot.de/2013/03/circles-with-tast-stitches-tast-design.html
    Dear Sharon, I made a little Tast challenge quilt with Tast stitches, I could not help using more than four.
    Thanks for the interesting highlights.

  17. Here is my example of Stitch 58. Had trouble with it laying down nicely.

    More later,

    Mary

    http://theworkingneedleandpen.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/wednesday-10-april-2013/

  18. Debbie says:

    Here are my samples for stitches 56 to 58 – catching up!!
    http://debbies-doings.blogspot.ca