Take a Stitch Tuesday

I am open this post for readers who are whittling away at the TAST list of stitches. This means over the break you can  share stitches you have worked as part of the Take a stitch Tuesday challenge.

So if you have worked a stitch please leave a comment and a link so we can come and see what you have done.

I have decided to take a little break from TAST since it is just a few weeks off the Holiday season. I will return next year to continue the series if there is enough interest.

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Take a Stitch Tuesday

I am open this post for readers who are whittling away at the TAST list of stitches. This means over the break you can  share stitches you have worked as part of the Take a stitch Tuesday challenge.

So if you have worked a stitch please leave a comment and a link so we can come and see what you have done.

I have decided to take a little break from TAST since it is just a few weeks off the Holiday season. I will return next year to continue the series if there is enough interest.

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Take a Stitch Tuesday

A reader has requested that I open a post so people can share stitches they have worked as part of the Take a stitch Tuesday challenge. So if you have worked a stitch please leave a comment and a link so we can come and see what you have done.

I have decided to take a little break from TAST since it is just a few weeks off the Holiday season. I will return next year to continue the series if there is enough interest.

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Take a Stitch Tuesday #140 Threaded Cable Chain

Threaded Cable Chain is a fun stitch that quick and easy to work as it is a laced version of Cable chain. Needless to say you need to know how to work Cable Chain stitch but it was TAST stitch # 25 so you will find directions on how to work it here.

How to work Threaded Cable Chain Stitch

In this sample I have worked the Cable Chain in perle #5 cotton and it is laced with a soft metallic thread.

Threaded Cable Chain step 1First work a row of Cable Chain stitch (directions are here)

Threaded Cable Chain step  2Using a blunt-ended tapestry needle, so that the foundation threads do not split, lace a second thread under each of the cable chain stitches.

Threaded Cable Chain step 3Lace the length of the row and take the thread to the back of the fabric.
Threaded Cable Chain step 4Turn your work bring the thread to the front of your work and lace back along the row.

Threaded Cable Chain step 5This stitch follows a curve well and you can add lots of variety by adding interesting threads or beads.

Threaded Cable Chain step 6

This is the last TAST stitch of the year.  Since it is just a few weeks to Christmas and the Holiday season most people drop away this time of year. This year instead of racing around trying to write tutorials in December I am taking a TAST break. I will return next year to continue the series if there is interest but in the meanwhile will open a post for anyone who is working away at the stitches.

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