Tuesday, January 15, 2013

TAST - Week 51

Knotted Cable Chain stitch
Yeah - I am so proud of myself - I completed all the weekly challenges for TAST 2012!!!  (I'll use the excuse that I started later in the year, so I am excused for not finishing in December...)

This last challenge was for the Knotted Cable Chain stitch.  Sharon at Pintangle said it is used as a linear stitch and creates an interesting textured line.

I must admit I had trouble grasping the instructions - as seen by the purple stitching, using perle #12 - which I removed at least 5 times!  Then the bottom pink row I followed the illustrations in Crazy Quilting - I used perle #5 and it seemed to look a little more like it should.  For the pink variegated pink curved line, I followed instructions in Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches - again I had used perle #5.

Now I'm ready for Sharon's TAST 2013 challenges...


Queeniepatch said...

Well done, Debbie!
I think it takes time to understand the instructions for and the rhythm of Knotted Cable Chain, but once you have it 'in your fingers' it is an easy and fun stitch.
The pink chain on the right looks very realistic.
See you soon in TAST2013?

Anonymous said...

just stopping by to say hi