Thursday, December 11, 2008

I Can’t Break Away from These Chains…

Here are three more chain stitch variations. The first is aptly named the magic chain. I think the magic must be the way the alternate color thread slips to the back as the stitch advances. It is also known as the checkered chain and two-colored chain.

Next is the Singalese chain stitch. I really struggled to learn this one. But, it’s funny how easy stitches seem, once you learn how to do them.

Lastly, is a row of threaded chain stitches.

5 comments:

sharonb said...

Your chains stitch samples are great - and I like the look against the stripes on the fabric.

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

I love the way these look! Keep on learning! blessings,Kathleen

Conni said...

Thanks, Sharon and Kathleen! I'm really enjoying working on this sampler - and trying out stitches I wouldn't otherwise attempt.

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket said...

Hi, just dropped back by to wish you a merry Christmas and many blessings for the new year! blessings, Kathleen

Claudia said...

Thank you, Conni, for your comment on my blog!- Yes, we have a "Pelzmärtel" or "Nussmärtel", too, and all these characters are more or less connected to each other...very intersting!
Kind regards from
Claudia