TAST Stitch 64 is Chained Bar stitch. It is a fun and easy to stitch to work as it is simply zig zag chain worked over some long stitches.
Technically it is form of couching but I am not getting picky. The reason I raise it however is that with any form of couching you can have fun with novelty threads. Substitute the the long foundation stitches with an interesting thread and you can immediately add personality to your work. You can also use a ribbon instead of thread or use a metallic thread as the foundation. With the holidays just around the corner if you work a few lines with a metallic thread foundation you have an instant decorative effect on items such as tree decorations.
As usual have fun with Chained Bar stitch
How to join in on the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge
If you are new to hand embroidery the challenge is to learn the stitch. If you are an experienced embroiderer push these stitches in creative manner and share with beginners so they can see what can be done with a little imagination.
Where to share
Stitch a sample, photograph it, put in online on your blog, flickr site, share it on facebook or where ever you hang out online, and leave a comment on the Chained Bar Stitch page with your full web address. Don’t forget the http bit of the web address so that your address becomes a live link so that people can visit your site and see what you have done. Please spread the word about Take a Stitch Tuesday on your social networks.
Feel free to join the TAST facebook group. If you are a hashtag type person use the hashtag #TASTembroidery and #PintangleTAST on places like Instagram etc. The challenge guidelines are on the TAST FAQ page. All stitchers a free to join the challenge and all levels of skill are welcome
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