TAST: chain stitch

You’ve read about my idea for this here, right? Ok!

Besides my usual haunts of Sharon’s and Mary’s websites, Summers of India had a lot of great examples! I did the “magic” chain, some whipping and lacing, barred, picot-ed, crested, zig-zagged, double-linked, and triple chain stitches.

I tried out two different fill variations: vertical rows (orange) and then one that follows the box around to its middle (purple). Fat-Quarter gave me the idea for sequins. The top variation is appropriate, but the bottom one allows the sequins to move back and forth. I followed Sharon’s description of beaded linked chain. There is also a heavy chain (which is now my favorite “basic” chain stitch!), an open chain, and then a practice with running stitches (so technically those might be considered detached chains).

Of course, as I already mentioned, I didn’t get very creative with the motif, so I left the “curve” word to illustrate how nicely it follows them.

Last, but not least, the title and example:

While I am looking forward to next week for TAST, I am also looking forward to just another week of February to be over. It’s not my favorite month, even if our recent 10″ of snow make things pretty and fun for driving (yay for all wheel drive cars!).