Cable Chain Stitch is the name for this week's TAST challenge.
Some participants seem to love it, others not. I belong to the former group and had great fun making this piece.
1) I was slow at starting and the advantage was that I learnt something from another member who had already posted her contribution! From Carolyn Foley over at Caro-Rose-Creations I picked up the idea of making several wraps around the needle for the 'link' which creates a little bead-like knot (green short corner lines, see above). Thank you, Carolyn.
2) I later experimented by wrapping the thread a couple of times the other way round the needle, which resulted in a very different looking chain, more of a cord (the yellow cross in the centre).
I was then so happy to see that Lakshmi of Hand Embroidery from Sadalas had made something similar, a Cable Twisted Chain.
We have also both made a 'Magic Cable Chain' where the colour changes (the blue&red chain circle).
Here I am stitching along in Japan and Lakshmi, you are in India, doing almost the same variations of the stitches at the same time. Is it TAST telepathy? Whatever it is, it is great!
Lakshmi has posted a tutorial for two of her stitch variations. Go and check them out!
A big thank you to Sharon and to all who take part in TAST for sharing ideas, thoughts, tutorials and the love of embroidery!