Monday, 9 June 2014

TAST #114-115 Long Tailed Chain, Plain, Beaded and Whipped

TAST #114 and 115 are named Long Tailed Chain and the name says it all; it is a chain stitch with a long tail! They come here in three versions -  plain, beaded and whipped.  Go to Pintangle for the stitch tutorial.

On Aida I worked these, Plain:
 
Beaded

The stitches I added to my sampler, Plain version:
Beaded version

Last week I made a Whipped version for my Swedish Cushion:
This stitch is easy to work and guarantees stunning results and endless possibilities.

20 comments:

  1. Great stitches Queenie and I will definitely be trying the Long Tailed Chain. Of all the chain stitches I've done and yet I've never heard of this variation. Neat.

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    1. Yes, it is indeed a neat stitch. Minimum input, maximum results. Do try it!

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  2. Beautiful examples! You are so good to keep up with the stitches. I need to do better. Maybe I can catch up this week.

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    1. Good at keeping up with the stitches?! Ahem, I posted this just in time for the next batch of Sharon's stitches!

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  3. That one seems to have a lot of possibilities. I love how you have used it.

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    1. Thanks, Julie,
      This is an easy stitch and perfect if you want to make flowers and leaves. You could teach it to your scouts if you ever do a stitching event.

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  4. once again Queenie you have done the tast stitches beautifully and love the way your whipped running stitch flows so beautifully. Yesterday decided I would catch up on my tast but when I went to the site Sharon has not updated it since stitch 108 so sent her an email and will check on a few days time to see if the instructions are there.

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    1. Thank you. This particular stitch is very rewarding; you do very little to achieve a lot!
      As for Sharon's instructions, the site is now updated and you can find stitches 1-117 on the list. At the very bottom of that page there is this text:

      IF I forget to post that current weeks stitch browse the Take a stitch Tuesday category (the most recent stitch is at the top just scroll down for others)

      and you can click your way to any unlisted stitches.
      Have a good time catching up!

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  5. I like your plain and beaded stitches, but your whipped long tail chain stitch is just gorgeous!

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    1. And I really liked your Woven Long Tailed Chain stitches on Gingham fabric!

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  6. Those are cool! Or maybe Hot! I keep getting mixed up on what is the latest slang. What I mean is I really like them.

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    1. Thank you. Hot or cool, I like them, too, but hope to use them in a project soon.

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  7. This is such a pretty stitch with endless possibilities.....so decorative, I really need to use this stitch A LOT.....Thanks Queenie, you've done a fabulous job !
    hugs
    Chris R
    xxx

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    1. You can do so many things with this stitch. Fill in the hollow in the chain, add things to the tail, change the angle, length or spacing, whip it, lace it, tie it, string it up... It sounds like a poor stitch in Queenie's Chamber of Torture!

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  8. What can I say - other than your work is so beautiful. the beaded long tail chains are gorgeous.

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    1. It is interesting to see how a bead can change the look of a plain stitch.

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  9. I am in love with the beaded flowers Queenie..very well stitched.

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    1. Thank you. They can be decorated with extra detached chain stitches, beads inside the chains or woven. This is a most versatile stitch!

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