Monday, March 19, 2012

TAST 2012: Running Stitch

Still trying to get all my ducks in a row...

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

TAST 2012: More Chain Stitch Variations (and a Little Bit of Couching)

Here are a couple more chain stitch variations; the blossom stitch (which is a combination of the stem and chain stitch), reverse and heavy chain stitch and, lastly, regular chain and zigzag chain stitch (couching novelty thread). The chain stitch can also be used as an outline for appliqué. I keep thinking the heavy chain stitch would make a nice braid trim for doll clothes. And, speaking of doll clothes, I’ve include a photo of an outfit just finished (Simplicity pattern #2296) where I’ve used the zigzag chain stitch to couch rickrack. My model is the adorable Little Sister doll “Tess” by Gotz. She can share clothing with American Girl dolls.