It is good thing SharonB has included beaded stitches this year. I can learn to work stitches with beads. The working of this stitch is on her blog. The sampler-

2.96.beaded linked chain stitch sampler

2.96.beaded linked chain stitch sampler

1.The stitch is worked with glass beads in the first sample. Large size pink pearl beads are used in the second sample. Glass bead and pearl beads are alternated in the third sample.

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2.96.beadlinchst-1

2.The first row is whipped on both sides with medium violet thread. The second row is worked with two and three beads alternatively. The alternate stitches are worked with beads in the third row.

2.96.beadlinchst-2

2.96.beadlinchst-2

3.The first chain stitches are worked around the beads in the first row. Two beads are worked into the chains in the second row. Isolated beaded linked chains are worked in between zigzag chain  stitch line in the last row.

2.96.beadlinchst-3

2.96.beadlinchst-3

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3.Cloud stitch filling was worked under the raised chain stitch in the first sample. Detached chain stitches and isolated scroll stitches are worked with the second raised chain stitch sample.

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32.80.rachainst1-3

4.Raised chain and basic chain are alternated in the first row, raised chain worked as butterfly chain in the second row. Raised chain is worked over single horizontal straight stitches as isolated raised chain and are worked under raised chain  stitch row. Raised chains worked over arrowhead stitches in the last row.

32.80.rachainst1-4

32.80.rachainst1-4

With these samples the first version of the raised chain stitch sampler was completed. The whole sampler-

32.80.raised chain stitch sampler

32.80.raised chain stitch sampler

When I see the samples worked by other TAST members, I feel my raised chains are not very neat. Still I could practice!

The last part of this stitch sampler done in 2010.

31.79.26.chained cross st-sampler4

31.79.26.chained cross st-sampler4

7.Chain are worked over three straight stitches in the first sample. The second sample is similar to the first with the straight stitches emerging from the same point and their inverted version is also worked in the end of the row. In the third sample, after working the straight stitches, the chains are worked to form a pattern. The fourth sample has three chain worked over slanted straight stitches.

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31.79.26.chcrossst-7

8. The chains are worked to form a pattern over large cross stitches in the first sample. Ablong tall cross stitches are again crossed with horizontal chains in the second sample, the third sample is a pattern worked with vertical chains over ablong crosses. Chains are worked over ablong wide crosses in the fourth  sample. Chains with long tails are worked over ablong wide crosses in the last sample.

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31.79.26.chcrossst-8

This was really a long sampler, after writing these details I don’t have anything to write about this stitch!
The second half of the sampler.

31.79.26.chained cross stitch sampler2

31.79.26.chained cross stitch sampler2

The second part of the earlier sampler-

31.79.26.chained cross st-sampler2

31.79.26.chained cross st-sampler2

3.The longer version of this stitch is worked in the first row. A pattern is worked in the second row with long chained cross stitches. I don’t remember what mess this third row is! And I think the fourth row is an attempt to work the long and wide version of this stitch in a zigzag manner. The last row in this part of the sampler is a pattern worked with long and square chained cross stitches.

31.79.26.chcross st-3

31.79.26.chcross st-3

4. In the first row, the long and short version of chained cross stitch stitches are worked alternatively. In the next two samples, chained cross stitch rows are laced with rimjim thread. This stitches worked in zigzag manner is whipped with yellow cotton skein [6 strands] in the fourth sample. Rimjim thread is couched down with chained cross stitch in the last sample.

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31.79.26.chcrossst-4

The first half of the whole sampler

31.79.26.chained cross stitch sampler1

31.79.26.chained cross stitch sampler1

The second part of the zigzag chain stitch sampler-

26.74.zigag chain st-sampler2

26.74.zigag chain st-sampler2

4. The wide and narrow versions of zigzag chain stitches are alternated in the first row. The three step zigzag chain stitches are worked one after another in the second row. V-shaped chain stitches in very light green [not clear at all] are worked on both sides of the zigzag chain stitch in the third row.

26.74.zchainst-4

26.74.zchainst-4

5. I worked some isolated stitches with zigzag chain stitch in these samples-
Row 1-pistil stitches and Italian border stitch
Row 2- detached chain stitches and Algerian eye variation.
Row 3- buttonhole wheel variation and triangular feather [this version of feather is commonly used to decorate some Indian ethnic embroideries] stitches.

26.74.zzchainst-5

26.74.zzchainst-5

6. Continuing on the same theme-
Row 1-oyster stitch and french knots.
Row 2-bullion knots and slipped detached chain stitches
Row 3- fly stitches and twisted chain stitches [ just thought looking at the seam ,wheat ear can also be worked like this]

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2674.zchainst-6