Tuesday, January 28, 2014

TAST #95 Linked Chain Stitch

Linked Chain Stitch
I think I forgot to mention I am a bit commitment shy!  Every time I visit Sharon Boggon's site, pintangle.com, I think I should actually start participating with her Take a Stitch Tuesday (TAST) and Work in Progress (WIP) Wednesday.

After nearly two years of these visits, I finally took the plunge.  Last Tuesday, Sharron shared TAST stitches #95 Linked Chain Stitch, and #96 Beaded Link Chain Stitch.
Linked Chain Stitch
Using EdMar Glory Rayon Floss #083, a variegated pink, I embellished a seam on my February CQJP 2014 block.  I apologize, the close-ups are a bit blurry, but hopefully let you see a bit more detail!  (I have found EdMar flosses in two quilt shops that also sell supplies for Brazilian Embroidery.)

My links are too close together to really show the linked affect.  However, I love the way the links raise a bit adding texture to the block.

Today, I hope to pick up a size 26 tapestry needle so I can add the Beaded Linked Chain to one of my projects.

To see how others used these two stitches, follow the links left in the comments on this TAST post on Sharron's incredibly resourceful site!

I hope you enjoyed a sneak peek at my CQJP 2014 February block.  Now to see if I can find time to work with it a bit more!



Art and Sand said...

I might need to sign up for one of these monthly challenges. But right now, I have too many projects piled up on my work table.

You edging is quite pretty.

Renee said...

I know exactly how you feel! And, thank you.

Pamela said...

Nice! TAST is a fun way to learn and practice new stitches.

Renee said...

Thank you! You have done so many of the TAST stitches! Wow. I just used the cloud filling and wish I had discovered it a week sooner - it would have made a great fishing net for my under the sea (UTS) block. It may make an appearance on another UTS project soon!