As I like stitching chain stitch all these stitches from the chain stitch family appeal to me and I enjoyed learning how to stitch this linked version.
|First orientation (usual way up)|
I added two lines of this stitch to my sampler. The first was the simpler linked chain stitch and the second the beaded link chain stitch. It is an easy progression from one to the other and I enjoyed stitching both versions. I then outlined the box on my sampler with stem stitch. All the stitches were worked using a variegated silk thread.
|Second orientation (up-side-down)|
When I photograph my sampler I usually orientate it as you can see in the middle photograph above but, for some reason I turned it the other way round this time and, I think I like it better this other way up. It doesn't really matter for the moment but, when I stretch it over a canvas, I will need to have it the right way up. Which do you prefer? Of course I will probably change my mind several times before I decide!