Stitch 93 in the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge is Crested Chain stitch which is a bit tricky to start off with but once you get the swing of moving back and forth it develops a nice feel. It is one of those stitches that looks best in thread with a firm twist such as cotton perle #5 or #8 I like it it chunky so even #3 is good.
As Usual you can find a tutorial for stitch Crested Chain stitch in my Stitch Dictionary. Try it out and have fun.
Join in on the challenge and share what you do with Stitch ……
The challenge guidelines are on the TAST FAQ page. If you are new to hand embroidery the challenge is to learn the stitches. If you are an experienced embroiderer push these stitches in creative manner and share with beginners what can be done with a little imagination.
Where to share: Stitch a sample, photograph it, put it online on your blog, flickr site, share it on Facebook or where ever you hang out online, and leave a comment on the Crested Chain 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.
Feel free to join the TAST facebook group and leave your photo there. For Flickr people the group is Take a Stitch Tuesday. Hashtags are #TASTembroidery and #PintangleTAST on places like Instagram etc. Go for it – share and see what others have done too.
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