Threaded Cable Chain Stitch

Threaded Cable Chain Stitch

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 — you will find directions on how to work it here.

How to work Threaded Cable Chain Stitch

Here, I worked the Cable Chain in perle #5 cotton and then laced it with a soft metallic thread.

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

Threaded Cable Chain step 2Use a blunt-ended tapestry needle, so that the foundation threads do not split, and 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

Floral themed Stitchers templates for hand embroiderers

I designed this set of stitchers templates around a floral theme. With this set, you can combine petal and leaf shapes with the curved edges of the templates to create all sorts of floral and organic motifs and create hundreds of different patterns to embroider. It is the ultimate mix-and-match fun for stitchers.

The set comes with an e-book with instructions. It is filled with patterns and design suggestions. Use them to create and use as jumping-off spots for your own designs.

They are available now in our shop here

Enjoy your stitching!


  1. Hi Sharon,

    I very much enjoy seeing your TAST emails each week. It is selfish of me but I really hope you continue with TAST as it provides a whole new variety of stitching that I would not otherwise be aware of. Have a great Christmas.

  2. I have posted my stitches Nos.136-139 at
    I was not sure if I would complete the first two but after some effort, finally did.
    I’m off now to do today’s stitch, which looks good.

    I’m happy with whatever the majority of readers go for regarding doing TAST next year.
    Thanks again Sharon for the constant help you give us.

    Maureen Bond
  3. Thank you! I’m a very late starter to TAST, but you’ve certainly enlarged my stitching vocabulary. I don’t have any interesting samplers to show off, sorry – I just work a few stitches and staple them into a folder – but thanks to you I’m now using a wider range of stitches in my embroidery projects.

    Elaine Cochrane
  4. Please do continue TAST next year! Even if I didn’t post my samples for quite a while I enjoy the stitches and stitch along on crazy quilt blocks whenever I find time to. Thanks so much for your engagement!

    Brigitte Otto

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