Take a Stitch Tuesday Stitch 23

Step by step tutorial on Cable chain stitch sample 1This week is the last TAST stitch of the year as we will take a break for 3 weeks over the busy holiday season. I will posting a new TAST stitch on January 12th to start the new year of Take a stitch Tuesday.

The Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge stitch this week is an interesting version of Chain stitch called Cable chain stitch. As usual the tutorial for Cable chain stitch will take you through the step by step process and give you a few ideas on how to use it. Cable chain is a pleasant stitch to work because you can develop a good easy paced rhythm. It is also a very useful stitch as it is linear stitch that can follow a curve well.

TAST2012logoHow to join in on the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge

If you are new to hand embroidery the challenge is to learn the stitches. If you are an experienced embroiderer push these stitches in creative manner and share with beginners what can be done with a little imagination.

Where to share

Stitch a sample, photograph it, put in online on your blog, flickr site, share it on facebook or where ever you hang out online, and leave a comment on the Cable chain stitch  page with your full web address. Don’t forget the http bit of the web address so that your address becomes a live link so that people can visit your site and see what you have done. Please spread the word about Take a Stitch Tuesday on your social networks.

Feel free to join the  TAST facebook group or on the TAST Flickr group.  If you are a hashtag type person use the hashtag #TASTembroidery and #PintangleTAST on places like Instagram etc. The challenge guidelines are on the TAST FAQ page. All stitchers a free to join the challenge and all levels of skill are welcome

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6 Responses to Take a Stitch Tuesday Stitch 23

  1. Hi Sharon,
    These cable chain stitch samples were worked in 2012.
    Thank you,

  2. Jennifer says:

    This stitch isn’t as easy as it looks, at least for me. All I have now is DMC embroidery floss as our local shopping is limited to what Walmart carries. I hope to get some different threads when we go done to Las Vegas for Christmas with family.

  3. Paula says:

    Please tell me how to get started. I have done a lot of embroidery but do not know whether to use even weave fabric or not….work the stitches on “pages” or random pieces of fabric. Any way to organize this project would be appreciated

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