Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Old chained cross stitches

TAST stitch 79 is chained cross stitch. TAST stands for Take A Stitch Tuesday, 
a challenge at Pin Tangle.

Of course I start with my TAST 2010 sampler. There are a lot of experiments on it, I wrote about most of them here. Take a closer look at it here.
This detail is part of my Eastern stitch sampler. I stitched the Eastern stitch in 
red and dark blue and added the chained cross stitch in blue at the 4 sides. 
The threads are perle 5.
A detail on my last TAST 2010 sampler. The dark brown chained cross stitches are done in perle 5.
This last detail is a seam on my quiltie Harvest. I used green perle 5 and made 
a woven chained cross stitch by taking the thread under the first half of the stitch before making the chain. I wrote about the making of my pumpkin here.
There are more old samples of chained cross stitch from other participants in the Flickr TAST group.


  1. Waar haal je toch de tijd vandaan voor al dat borduurwerk? Ik word bijna jaloers :-))

  2. beautiful Sampler Annet.


  3. You've stitched so many great variations of this stitch!

  4. more great examples of what you can do with a stitch. I am amazed that you can put your hand on older samples so easily, your sewing room must be so well organised, I struggle to find things from 2 days ago never mind 3 years ago.

  5. I love the patterns you have produced with this stitch in your sampler. On the Harvest quiltie it is easy to understand how the stitch is made.
    Like Margaret I take my hat off; you are so organised!

  6. I love all the different stitches, you have a good eye for design!

  7. wonderful stitching.


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