Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Old and new raised chain stitches

TAST stitch 80 is raised chain stitch. TAST stands for Take A Stitch Tuesday, 
a challenge at Pin Tangle.

I rediscovered this stitch 2 months ago, but first I want to share the experiments on my TAST 2010 sampler. This row is done in Caron Wildflowers, 3 rows of raised chain stitches on the straight stitches.
At the left I made 3 rows of raised chain stitches in 2 different colours. At the right 
I added beads to the straight stitches and put a raised chain stitch between them.
Vandyke stitch with raised chain stitch on both sides, they are stitched in 2 different directions.
The next 2 experiments were inspired by the single raised chain stitches at Quieter Moments. The thread is perle 5. It’s a nice filling.
More single raised chain stitches, but this time stitched over 2 and 3 straight stitches. The thread is Stef Francis perle 5.
The last detail on my TAST 2010 sampler. I started this circle with a whipped wheel and added raised chain stitches around it. I wrote about the making of it here.
This last detail is the buttonholed double chain stitch from 2 months ago. I stitched a raised chain stitch with Stef Francis spun silk with flames between the 2 rows.
There are more old samples of raised chain stitches from other participants in the Flickr TAST group.

4 comments:

  1. The most beautiful samples I ever saw, Annett. They look like pieces of braid, lovely stitching.

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  2. I enjoyed doing this stitch, it look most effective when done with a thicker thread like you have used. Still not managed the butonholed double chain stitch, now have a total mental block with it!

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  3. Yes, these samples are so beautiful and you do such lovely neat work, Annet. Your combinations are well thought out and unique. Lovely. Regards, Dianne.

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  4. What a great idea to do it on the vandyke !

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