Stitch 21 in the TAST 2018 challenge 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 a linear stitch that can follow a curve well.
The latest beyond TAST challenge was announced last week so you will find details about the current Beyond TAST challenge are here
Beyond TAST is for those readers who have done TAST before or for people who already know the basic embroidery stitches.
How to take part in the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge
If you are new to hand embroidery the challenge is to learn how to do Cable chain stitch and share what you have learnt. If you are an experienced embroiderer enjoy the Beyond TAST challenge instead. Try and give your work a modern twist and share it online so beginners can see 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 in the TAST facebook group or where ever you hang out online. If you have a blog leave a comment on the Cable Chain Stitch page with your full web address so that people can visit your site and see what you have done. 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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