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.

8 comments:

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

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  2. beautiful Sampler Annet.

    www.shamiatcraft.blogspot.com

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

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  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.

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  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!

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

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