Monday, 26 May 2014

TAST #113 Beaded Feathered Chain

Here is the beaded version of the previous stitch.
TAST #113 is appropriately called Beaded Feathered Chain.
As usual I first tested it on Aida and then added it to my sampler.
Go to Pintangle to learn.
 Please ignore the fact that I have started the pink thread in the wrong hole!!!

A note on working the Feathered Chain stitch on Aida:
On the left, in the picture below,  I made a 'back stitch' one hole above where the straight stitch was inserted to be able to anchor the Chain stitch.
On the right (the beaded version) I caught just one thread of Aida so the 'back stitch' is not so obvious.

Annet of Fat-Quarter has worked this and another version of the Feathered Chain on her blog. Check it out here.

19 comments:

margaret said...

you are so good at keeping up with thesetastr stitches, sometimes I think maybe I should start again and do them in a similar way to you and Annet instead of having them on scraps of fabric etc but there are rather a lot to do I think about 115 so maybe I won`t!

Julie Fukuda said...

I like it with the glittery beads. After all this time, I have just realized that the stitching is beginning on the right. I am such a lefty I forget

Séverine said...

Your beaded feather chain is beautiful. Beads make lovely this stitch.

Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

Thanks for sharing Queenie.......Love the beads !
hugs
Chris R
xx

Queeniepatch said...

Beads of any kind add a bit of interest, but my bead stash is very dull - mainly seed beads and LOTS of them.

Queeniepatch said...

I am grateful to Sharon who has added a lot of beaded stitches for us to learn.

Queeniepatch said...

That surprises me! I thought you didn't really like glittery things!
As for where the stitching starts and in which direction it is worked, it varies from stitch to stitch. These stitches are worked from top to bottom, sewing towards you, but I have rotated the photographs to make better use of the space on the blog. I feel sorry for the left hand embroiderers as most books and instructions presume you are right handed.

Queeniepatch said...

The problem with a stitch sampler is that you might just try the stitch, or add it for reference, and then never ever use it. You, and many others, on the other hand, seem to use them for cq seams and embellishments.
The great thing about a sampler, though, is that you have all stitches when you need to look one up, or get inspiration.

Annet said...

Great solution to the beaded version. I thought (but didn't) to stitch it in 2 parts, first the slanting to one side and than starting again with the slanting to the other side. Hope this makes sense!

Linda Calverley said...

I like it with the beads too, this is the next one to do on my list.

Anneliese said...

Queenie! Beautiful. I will have to do mine again.

JennyPennyPoppy said...

This stitch looks great with beads! Very nicely done :)

Pamela said...

Very nice! This is the next stitch for me to try.

Queeniepatch said...

Have fun!

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you!

Queeniepatch said...

No, stay with your free style, Anneliese!

Queeniepatch said...

With all beaded stitches you can really play around; one bead or several, bugle beads or seed, large or small...

Queeniepatch said...

I'm afraid I don't really get your idea. However, I think you can go wild with this stitch and let the slanting go in any direction. Have fun exploring!

Annet said...

Sorry, it's just something you have to see instead of writing it down. Well, we can build on these experiments for the next 2 weeks!