Take a Stitch on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Welcome to week 8!
This week’s stitch is Chain stitch. Here is the SharonB’s Stitch Dictionary pages with instructions on how to do it.
- Chain Stitch: http://inaminuteago.com/stitchdict/stitch/Chain.html
Hold onto your hats! If you think you are a chain stitch expert, be sure you look at all the variations below. Surely you will find something to brush up on, at least!
Here are the Chain stitch variations that are not future Stitches of the Week. If you like trying out variations, these would be the ones to work because you won’t see them later. (For your convenience, listed here to open in a new window)
Variations in order from (in my opinion) easiest to most complex:
- Whipped Chain
- Open Chain aka Ladder Stitch
- Zig Zag Chain
- Reverse Chain Stitch
- then try: Heavy Chain
- Twisted Chain (Weeks 12 and 20 are based on this)
- then try:Rosette Chain (Week 30 is based on this)
Note: You might recall that I put the Feathered Chain Stitch as a variation of Detached Chain Stitch, in Stitch of the Week 7
Here’s what SharonB wrote for TAST 2012 Week 8: Chain Stitch. You can read her instructions and see inspiring examples there.
- Here’s some creative inspiration for this stitch from the TAST 2012 stitchers.
Please follow her procedure and put a link to your published Chain Stitch and their variations pictures in the comments of the latest TAST post here. Just click the post title, and scroll down to the comment section!
Please post the link to your Chain Stitch photos in THIS comment section if you also wish to share it here. It doesn’t matter when you get it done, because if you are following this blog, you’ll have a bonus benefit…
If you miss a stitch but then are able to work it later, go ahead and put your link on the matching Stitch of the Week post. Each week, I will round up ALL NEW stitch LINKS entered at this blog, whether they are from the current stitch or a past one. Yours won’t be lost back there on an old Stitch of the Week post! I will put them up Monday (noon-ish PST) in a weekly recap post, about 12 hours before I put up the Stitch of the Week.
Of course, I will be putting my TAST 2012 Re-run stitches right here on this blog, because that’s why I started it in the first place 🙂