22.70.crested chain stitch


Today, I tried exploring this stitch some more.

22.70.crested chain st- sampler2

22.70.crested chain st- sampler2

5.Two rows of crested chain stitches are worked together in two ways, the second sample is also laced in this part of the sampler.

22.70.crechainst-5

22.70.crechainst-5

6.After working this stitch in a curve, I tried working this stitch on both sides of the chain stitches in the second row, the same theme is extended to work a zigzag version in the third row.

22.70.crechainst-6

22.70.crechainst-6

7.I worked twisted chain stitches in the first row, the basic chain stitch is worked between crested chain stitches in the second row.

22.70.crechainst-7

22.70.crechainst-7

8.Buttonhole stitches are worked over the crested chain stitch in the first sample, the crested chain is whipped totally and French knots are added in the second sample.

22.70.crechainst-8

22.70.crechainst-8

With this the stitch sampler is completed.

22.70.crested chain stitch sampler

22.70.crested chain stitch sampler

Working this stitch was not as difficult as I imagined, but working it neatly was a different story. The stitch looked better only in the last few rows. I liked the twisted chain version.

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With three more stitches to explore, I chose the 70th week stitch of the TAST 2013 by SharonB-crested chain stitch. I did not try this when it was part of the earlier TAST challenge.
The sampler-

22.70.crested chain st-sampler1

22.70.crested chain st-sampler1

1.I started with the way Sharon had demonstrated this stitch in the first row, the second row was the method shown on A-Z embroidery of stitches-2,[ here the needle passes through a loop held in hand], though the knots are more precise in this row, it is hard to hold the basic chain and the loop together to maintain the tension of the stitch. I am following Sharon’s method from now on.

22.70.crechainst-1

22.70.crechainst-1

2.The stitches are worked narrower in these rows.

22.70.crechainst-2

22.70.crechainst-2

3.Keeping the stitches narrow, I tried extending alternate chain stitches longer in the first row. The needle takes a more fabric for the loop in the alternate stitches in the second row.

22.70.crechainst-3

22.70.crechainst-3

4. The stitches are worked in varying heights in these rows.

22.70.crechainst-4

22.70.crechainst-4