09 March 2007

Take A Stitch Tuesday

The TAST stitch this week was Barred Chain stitch. I can't say it was love at first sight but this stitch grew on me.

I started off by trying a few different things, just to get a feel for it. The second one I worked in rows. I like the ragged look on this one.

I thought the flowerish thing on the top right corner of the first sample looked interesting. So I went on working on that for sample no three. It reminds me a bit of Aquilegias.
Finally I wanted to see what happened if I filled a surface with detached Barred Chain stitch, but that didn't work out at all.


Doreen G said...

I like what you have done here Annica especially the first one.
I still haven't done mine yet.

neki desu said...

Yes they do they do look like aquilegias.Very pretty.

neki desu

kay susan said...

You really took this stitch to bits Annica. Nice set of samples. I have to say I found it hard to get started with this stitch.

Dianne said...

These are great samples!! Not looking forward to this TAST stitch