The new stitch this week for the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle isstitch forty, shell chain stitch. Sharon's tutorial this time describes how to stitch the basic shell chain stitch as well as a beaded example.
I like chain stitch and this is a fairly straight forward variation on the chain stitch which was fun to stitch. I decided that I would stitch three lines of the stitch all in the same thread which, is a variegated perle cotton no. 8 thread. The first row was just the basic shell chain stitch but, for the second and third rows, I added a single and then three seed beads in white respectively.
The outer perimeter of the box I filled on the sampler was stitched using a variegated silk thread and a stem stitch.