Take a Stitch Tuesday Stitch 86

stitch 86  knotted cable chain
Stitch 86 in the Take a Stitch Tuesday stitchers challenge is Knotted Cable Chain. As Usual you can find a tutorial for stitch Knotted Cable Chain in my Stitch Dictionary. Knotted Cable Chain is a textured linear stitch which looks good used in all sorts of ways. You can work the chain in an open looser manner as illustrated here, add a bead or thread ribbon, fine braid or yarn underneath or if you want a textured line work the chain snug around the knot for a knobbly line.


Join in on the challenge and share what you do with Stitch 86

The challenge guidelines are on the TAST FAQ page. 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 it online on your blog, flickr site, share it on Facebook or where ever you hang out online, and leave a comment on the Knotted Cable Chain 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.

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. Go for it – share and see what others have done too.

Crazy quilt template set 2 Have you seen my Stitchers Templates?

As someone who loves crazy quilting and embroidery I designed these templates with other stitchers in mind. With my templates you can create hundreds of different patterns to apply to your stitching and crazy quilting projects. They are easy to use, totally clear so you can position them easily and they are compact in your sewing box.

Templates set 1 you will find here 
Templates set 2 you will find here 
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  1. I just got your new book today. Wow! Amazing! You deserve to be proud of this book. So many wonderful inspirational pages. I love to use ric rac in my quilts. So many wonderful new ideals on how to couple ric rac with embroidery. I am an art quilter with a love for embroidery and crazy quilting. Looking forward to doing my first crazy quilted art quilt. Lots of stitches and ideals to draw from. Thank you so much for all the hard work it took to share all these marvelous pearls with us in the new book and all that you make available to us on Pintangle.

  2. When I got home from work last night my copy of your new book was waiting for me. It is delightful and so inspiring! I understand why you are so proud of it. I spent several hours reading and looking at it. I was so excited I could not sleep so I got up and stitched for awhile. I can’t wait to show it to my Crazy Quilt group Saturday morning at our meeting. You have taught and inspired me for several years and it just keeps getting better. Thank you so much. You have help me (and so many others).

    Kathy Mainelli
  3. Sharon, so excited that your book is arriving tomorrow!!! Amazon says it has already shipped. You might want to update your sidebar, it says the book is coming in August. All the best

    Sarah Aldrich aka Sarah in NF CT

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