Wednesday, June 20, 2012

TAST Week 25

This week's TAST is the Cable Chain stitch. This is a new-to-me stitch. I had a lot of trouble with it. I tried following Sharon's instructions. I googled to find others and tried following Sarah's instructions. I found that Mary Corbet, of Needle 'n Thread, has a video tutorial. Of course, all of their instructions were very good, I just kept doing the wrong thing!

I must have started and ripped out (cut the threads, actually) about five or six times before I FINALLY figured out what I was doing wrong! I should have taken photos, but didn't think of it at the time. So, here are my simple results.

I also found this diagram of an interesting variation, but I wasn't going to push my luck. I didn't have a chance to look through my books, as I usually do before I even start. OK, I forgot.




  1. love the multicoloured thread variation you have done.

  2. This looks wonderful. Great thread!

  3. I haven't seen this stitch before. nice variation. I love your choice of thread. Shows off the stitching nicely.

  4. I think this stitch is fun and not to difficult, maybe just a bit fiddly. By using such a stunning thread there is real movement and sparkle in your simple line.

  5. Thank you for visiting my blog :) I like your stitches and the pretty colors!
    your banner is just lovely, by the way:)

  6. Those are very pretty stitches and pretty thread, too.

  7. Oh!
    It is very pretty with multi colours.

  8. Such a pretty colorful sample!

  9. I'd like to thank Queenie, Kippy, viji, and Annet for your kind words about my stitching. Queeniepatch, thanks for adding your email address to your profile! Kippy, thanks for the complement on the banner. You can read about the banner, and see the whole quilt, on this blog post:


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