Monday, November 26, 2007

TAST: Braid Chain Stitch

Yay! I finally did it! And I’m doin’ the happy dance! May it never be said I was defeated by a needle and thread – Oooh, I wax poetic – hehe! I think the trick is to make sure to do the little backward loop at the top of each stitch. If you look at this illustration, you can clearly see that the part of the thread that carries the needle needs to go behind the part of the thread that advances the stitch… It’s an awkward and counterintuitive maneuver for me (maybe because of being left-handed?).


verobirdie said...

congratulations! I think you are the first one to have succeeded :-)

Pat said...

Congratulations, from one lefty to another, this is a real triumph.

Conni said...

Thanks, Vero and Pat! That was my third attempt and I actually completed the row without throwing anything or cussing - hehe!