Monday, March 12, 2007

TAST Week 10

Do you know a stitch called "barred chain stitch"?... Until last week, I didn't. But now I do... I knew the chain stitch, of course, and I also knew the twisted chain stitch. Barred chain stitch is simply a combination of both. And it was the TAST challenge of last Tuesday.
So, I did two samples. In the first one, I just tried the stitch out. I don't know why, but the stitch wanted to be worked into curves. In the next one, I stacked the rows of stitches as Sharon suggested on her blog.
Here's a detail:

5 comments:

StegArt said...

I haven't heard of that stitch either. I think I prefer the look of the stacked samples.

Purple Missus said...

Good to see you back Francoise.
Both these samples are really good. I like the way you have worked them both, the colourway you have used in the top one is very eyecatching and the stacked ones give a wonderful effect. I had never heard of it either, and never actually got around to working it. Hope this weeks is a bit easier!

kay susan said...

Really nice samples.

Doreen G said...

Congratulations Francoise -Go to the top of the class.
This is the best sample that I have seen of this stitch.

kristin La Flamme said...

Nope, I've never heard of that one either. I liked the stacked ones too. They look wattery, like your sailing trip :-)