Saturday, November 29, 2008

Chains…My Baby’s Got Me Locked up in Chains...

I’ve made a start on my chain stitches. Searching the web for inspiration, I found this article on Victorian stitches and wanted to try the double chain stitch right away. I’m not sure if I laced it correctly. Or maybe I should have made the chains bigger? The next is one of my favorites, the open chain. Last, is another version of the double chain, a new stitch to me that I really enjoyed.


Speaking of Victorian things, I found this interesting post on scrapbooking. Scroll down to see pictures from an actual surviving 1880s children’s scrapbook with pages covered in cloth and bound with buttonhole stitches – everything old is new, again…

2 comments:

alicem said...

Ok, was anybody able to read the title of this post without singing the next few lines? Especially if you're a person of a certain age...
Lovely lacing if I may say so.

Conni said...

Thanks, Alice. I've been singing that song since I started working on the chain stitch portion of the sampler...