Thanks for your email yesterday enabling me to join in. I’ve obviously got a lot to catch up on but I’ve made a start. I did a Herringbone Stitch sampler yesterday which can be viewed at changelingthings.wordpress.com (I really hope I’ve got that right) I’m getting so much inspiration from everyone. Thank you.
Sharon: I hope you are back to feeling human and soon you will be your old self!
I have added a freestyle cross stitch and samples showing variations of the chain stitch, including the barred chain stitch. http://vivian-institches.blogspot.com/
I found the cross stitch a stretch as I kept seeing it in the traditional sense so I really had to push to do something out of the box. Which made me go totally out of the box with the barred stitch. http://katemadeloso.vox.com
I am really enjoying this challenge. thank you Sharon!
My barred chain stitch is finally up on my blog http://backvalleyseasons.blogspot.com
I had a very busy week so I have only just finished it, a new stitch for me and my sample is not very brilliant but it is in my book with the other samples now.
Here is my barred and alternating barred chain sample. Another new stitch to me and really I like the rhythm of twisted chain better, still very interesting to try out. It is at the flicker group and also on
Thank you, sharon, for your helpful tip to try thicker thread for barred chain. i’ve tried it with soft cotton and it does improve it! ‘Catch up’ pic of several stitches on http://embroideryoverlaps.blogspot.com now, but more will appear later.