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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Take a Stitch Tuesday

Next week will be the last TAST stitch for the year as I have decided to take a  break after stitch 140. As I have said before I will return next year to continue the series if there is interest.  With the holiday season nearly here people are busy stitching gifts  and with family. So after next week I am taking a TAST break. If you are worried about losing touch please Subscribe to my newsletter 

Last week I posted instructions for 2 stitches  so this week is catch up time. I am opening up this page so that if you have worked a sample from  ANY of the stitches listed on the TAST FAQ page

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