February 21, 2012

Take A Stitch Tuesday: Chain stitch

Take A Stitch Tuesday: Chain stitch

Well, here's another stitch I'm an old hand at - and it's one of my faves. This week's stitch on the Take A Stitch Tuesday challenge is the Chain stitch. I love using Chain stitch for lettering, as I did on the Lazy daisy and Chevron stitch hoops - it's curvy and chunky, and I find it easier to control than your average back stitch. I also threw in a bit of detached chain (lazy daisy), french knots, and back stitch for good measure.

If you want to learn to do the Chain stitch:
video tutorial on Needle n Thread
lovely photo tutorial on The Purl Bee

Here are my three TAST pieces so far, together on my wall:
three TAST pieces together

I used another scrap of the same pillowcase - only this time, I filled the entire hoop with the blue fabric. I really love the look of white chain stitch on the light blue background - it's so subtle and texture-y. :)

side view

I had the most fun yet just "winging it" with this hoop and stitching with no particular plan in mind. I love that silent place you go to when you're deep in the middle of crafting - you don't notice that there's nothing on tv, nothing on the radio, and you're just immersed in doing. To me, that's been the most wonderful part of doing Take a Stitch Tuesday this month.

Are you taking part in Take A Stitch Tuesday? Please leave a link to your blog in the comments so we can all have a look! I'll do a final roundup of everyone's blogs next week on my last TAST post. :)

Here are the peeps who've left their blog links so far:
Lisa: http://thetruevine.wordpress.com/2012/02/11/take-a-stitch-tuesday-chevron-stitch/
Rose: http://www.therosejournal.blogspot.com/
Jen: http://lovelymesses.blogspot.com/search/label/TAST
Jennifer: http://www.marriedtoabmw.com/search/label/Embroidery
Hanna: http://www.ihanna.nu/tag/tast/
Faith: http://airynothing.net/Blogs/anblog/tast/
Kathy: http://eclecticlamb.wordpress.com/category/embroidery/
Susan: http://cq4fun.livejournal.com/

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on my blog, and find my vintage transfer collection at Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!


  1. I'm doing TAST 2012 as well. My blog address is
    http://www.alshasspace.blogspot.com and you are welcome to come and have a look anytime.

  2. So, so pretty! I love what you did with this stitch!