This week Stitch 74 in the Take a Stitch Tuesday ( TAST) is a bit of doozie as I think it’s lots of fun. This week I am encouraging people to try Buttonholed Cable Chain stitch. Since this stitch is a variety of chain stitch it will follow a curve and I like tucking beads in the middle of the buttonholed chain. To work this stitch you will need to know how to do Cable Chain which was stitch 23 in the TAST challenge. In my tutorial on Buttonholed Cable Chain stitch, in my Stitch dictionary there is a link a cable chain if you need a refresher.
A tip! If you have trouble with tension read my article on How to bind and use an embroidery hoop as it covers not only binding a hoop but, what size to use.
How 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 Buttonholed Cable Chain stitch page with your full web address. Include the http bit of your web address so that it becomes a live link. That way people can visit and see what you have done.
Feel free to join the TAST facebook group and leave your photo there. For Flickr people the group is Take a Stitch Tuesday. Hashtags are #TASTembroidery and #PintangleTAST on places like Instagram etc.
If you need more information the challenge guidelines are on the TAST FAQ page.
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