Friday, 24 February 2012

TAST week 8 Chain reaction

I really like chain stitch, so I made a bit of an effort with my sample this week, as I probably will not have time to participate in TAST much in March. However, I still reverted to using a lot of pearl cotton for speed - but it does give a nice variety of texture.



I drew a simple Jacobean style design which I thought would suit the stitch and used it as both a filling and as an outline. I used the layering technique I discovered with my with Lazy Daisy last week to make the berries and flower centre. Every stitch is part of a continuous chain.




15 comments:

  1. I'll say you made an effort! You really do have a flair for creative things like this.=) I think I'm, to some degree, restricted by my preference for realism. But then, that's design!=) Nice job.

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  2. This is so sweet and beautiful and so very well stitched!

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  3. Wow! Your work is wonderful.

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  4. This picture is so charming! I agree, the chain stitch is perfect for Jacobean designs.

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  5. I love it. and I love the thread you used. KAthy

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  6. Your stitching is beautiful and I really love your wee stitched bird colors. Lovely Hugs Judy

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  7. You've shown all possible uses of chain stitch, and in a charming form - well done!

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  8. You never fail to wow me. Congratulations on another great week.

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  9. Beauitful colours Jules. The chain stich is so effective. You ar so talented.

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  10. Beautiful stitching. Love the colours and the bird pattern.

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  11. Hi Jules,
    The thing I love the most about your sewing tasts is your stitches. When I read this post and saw that you had used a chain stitch it took me right back to my school days and my sewing classes!
    Chain stitching was on of my favourites and this sweet bird looks so delicate and intricate.
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful sewing skills and for visiting my blog.
    By the way, the clay I used for the beads is a craft clay that you can buy from any art shop!
    Have a great weekend,
    Jo. xx
    P.S. I hope you are feeling much better now!

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  12. WOW! GREAT design and stitching.

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