TAST Week 7 Highlights

People certainly enjoyed working detached chain stitch this week.

Once again I can only encourage people to browse the links people have left as you are missing out if you make some time in your week to make a cuppa, and take in some inspiring eye candy.

First up in htis week’s highlights, I would like to point out that over on Threads and Patches, Marjolein has written a tutorial on how to secure a trapped bead using detached chain stitch

Another tutorial is available over on Let’s learn Embroidery demonstratng  using detached chain stitch to attach a shisha mirror 


On Arts Crafts and More Veena used detached chain stitch to circle shisha mirrors.

Over on Stitching with a Shimmy, Romilly has provided a free pattern which uses detached chain stitches

I smiled when I saw the little wet duck on this sample from Airy Nothing

Over on Carrement Crazy there is a lovely example of detached chain used on a shabby chic or primitive crazy quilt piece. I am not sure what to call this developing crazy quilting  style but I really like it!

I really enjoyed the freeform sample from Anneliese which looks a little like a palm tree!

Another enjoyable piece is found over on playful stitching. I particularly liked the owls.

I loved the colour scheme Chris Richards used in her latest mandela over on Ella’s Craft Creations.

Over on Bland garner, trasor och trådar there is a series of experiments with this stitch

This brightly coloured poppy field by Patricia Gellon attracted my eye too

Finally this freeform sampler has been growing under the hands of Yarn Goddess over on Sooner or later.

Further information on the FAQ page

If you need further information on the challenge a list of stitches covered so far or directions on how to participate please visit the TAST FAQ page.

You can read back through TAST articles by browsing Challenges –  Take a Stitch Tuesday category

Other groups and networks

You can also share your explorations with other members on the social network site of your choice. There is a Facebook TAST 2012 page,   stitchin fingers group and the flickr TAST site. These sub groups are set up by the request of members you do not have join any of them.



  1. Reading comments on my blog, on Flickr and on Facebook are such great encouragement. But nothing beats seeing my work on the Pintangle highlights for the week. Thank you Sharon, it's like being chosen Queen for a Day. I walk around on air for awhile and then I thread my lucky needle and start the next stitch.

    Diane – yarngoddess

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