Today I have a detail from section 50 on my Love of Stitching Band Sampler
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This is a sample of chained cross stitch. It was stitch number 79 of the TAST stitches. I worked it on hand painted Aida cloth using a hand dyed crochet thread that is the same thickness as perle cotton #5.
Here is a closer detail. It is very simple stitch to work and fills an area well.
The next detail is a version of triple chain. Writing this up has reminded me that I have not added this version of chain stitch to TAST. It is not as complex as it looks and makes a great border, crazy quilt seam embellishment or if you work row upon row a filler.
This section of the sampler was worked between March and May 2010.
This area is a section in my Love of Stitching Band Sampler which is 15 cm (6 inches) wide and currently measures 96 feet 5 inches (2,938.78 centimetres), or 32.138 yards which is 29.3878 meters. It is still growing…
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