Saturday, 9 April 2016

TAST Week Thirty-Six: Linked Chain Stitch/Beaded Link Chain Stitch

This week's new stitch for the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle was stitch thirty-six (can't believe it has been that many weeks!) linked chain stitch. As it's name suggests, this stitch is another from the chain stitch family. Sharon has posted a tutorial about it on her blog which also covers how to stitch beaded link chain stitch.



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! 

28 comments:

  1. Dear Christine,
    lovely stitch and the sampler looks more and more unique.
    Hugs
    sigisart

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    1. Thank you Sigrid! I am really pleased with the sampler now that it is filling up! Christine x

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  2. Oh, lovely stitch again, especially with the beads! I love both ways probably it will depend on the last filled spaces. At the moment i would go for number two,lol!
    Hugs, Martina

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    1. Thank you Martina! I think you are absolutely right.... I will probably have to make the decision when all the boxes are full! Christine x

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  3. Hello Christine, both ways look fine to me at the moment and as Martina mentions, it depends on what other remaining stiches fill the spaces and perhaps their colours also will help you decide. Pretty latest stiches on your sampler, I think chain stitch is one of my least favourite stitches to do but I like your beaded version.

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    1. Thank you Sheryl! I think you are right! It will be best to make the decision when the boxes are full! Christine x

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  4. Another fun stitch to add to your sampler. As for orientation - the second one is my favourite. Reason for that? Because the stitching that looks like a sun is at the top.

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I like the second orientation too but I think I will probably wait until the rest of the boxes are finished before making the decision! Have a great week! Christine x

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  5. Hello Christine. Your sampler looks fantastic.

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    1. Thank you Leanne! I hope you have had a great time! I will catch up with all the news soon! Christine x

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  6. You are so faithful to this project. And as a creative woman you are allowed to change your mind as much as you need to until the project is finished. Stitch Away , any which way that makes you happy! Janita

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    1. Thank you Janita! I am sure I will change my mind many times.... I usually do! Hope you are having a great weekend! Christine x

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  7. The beaded chain is lovely. I think I like it the second orientation best, but you are right, I am sure you will change you mind a few times yet!

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    1. Thank you! I am certain that I will change my mind more than once... that's all part of the creative fun!! Christine x

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  8. Just proves how which way we look at anything, can alter our outlook, perspective and mind!
    I much prefer that 2nd layout too, wonder if our left or right brains are steering our eyes lol
    I find it interesting too that you haven't worked from side to side, top to bottom but are in filling.
    I'd have simply worked methodically from top to bottom and missed out something subconsciously - about slotting designs in, alongside, above, below - sort of like integrating in life!
    Gosh, that's deep and it's only 7.30 Sunday morning lol
    The beaded chain looks striking by the way lol

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    1. Thank you Lyn! I have added the stitches where I think they would fit in best which is why I have jumped around.... I think I'll probably wait until the boxes are all filled to make a final decision re. orientation! Have a lovely week! Christine x

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  9. Your sampler is looking very pretty, I think at the moment it looks better in the second picture, but it may change as you add more stitches - and it may even look good sideways on!

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    1. Thanks Janet! You are right and I will probably make the final decision when they are all finished! Have a lovely week... it was nice to see you! Chrissie xx

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  10. Your sampler is looking great! I think when you get it completely filled in, it will become more apparent as to how it should be oriented--either way looks good to me! Happy stitching!

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    1. Thank you Karen! I am sure you are right! Have a great week! Christine x

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  11. Liebe Christine,
    Dein Sampler wird immer schöner. Mir würde die zweite Variante besser gefallen, denke aber die Anordnung lässt sich erst zum Schluss wirklich festlegen.
    Liebe Grüße
    Monika

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    1. Thank you Monika! I think you are right... I should wait to decide when all the boxes are completed! Christine x

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  12. Hi Christine, as you are a nonreply blogger I just wanted to thank you this way for all the sweet comments you leave on my blog.I so appreciate them!
    Hugs martina

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    1. Thank you Martina! I do try not to be a no-reply blogger but some times it changes back... hopefully it should be corrected again now! Christine x

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  13. Liebe Christine,
    mir war noch nicht bewusst das mir Perlen in Stickereien so gut gefallen, aber sie machen wirklich was her, wie man an deinem Sampler sehen kann. Wie herum du den Sampler aufhängen möchtest, würde ich an deiner Stelle erst entscheiden, wenn er fertig ist.
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! I like the beads too and I agree.... I need to wait until all the boxes are complete to decide how to hang it! Have a lovely week! Christine x

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  14. More beautiful stitching! I think your sampler looks great viewed from both directions. :)

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    1. Thank you Renee! I love how it is shaping up... I plan to stretch this over a canvas when the boxes are full! Christine x

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