Monday, June 25, 2012

TAST Week 25

Week 25 - Cable Chain Stitch
Cable Chain Stitch, or Cable Stitch, is TAST's stitch challenge for this week.  It is a variation of the chain stitch, but with an added step of twisting the thread round the needle after each chain loop - it follows curves well and is used for working lines and borders.  You can also fill a shape by working evenly spaced.

It took a while to get used to this stitch and not sew to my clothes anymore.  I do need to work on regulating the stitch length.  I actually used something besides floss - found some beautiful hand dyed perle 12 at a quilt show and finally decided to use some of it - although I really hated to disturb the wonderful arrangement of colours in the package!!

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