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Monday, March 31, 2014

Chain Stitch Sampler

From left to right:

Rosette chain stitch
Spiny chain stitch
Twisted chain stitch
Feathered chain stitch
Rope stitch
Backstitched chain stitch
Ladder stitch
Zigzag chain stitch
Broad chain stitch
Shell chain stitch
Chain stitch
Snail trail stitch
Heart chain stitch
Heavy chain stitch
Cable stitch
Wheat ear stitch
Petal stitch
 Linked chain stitch
Crested chain stitch
Chained cross stitch
Linked double chain stitch

I was initially worried I wouldn't have enough to fill up the hoop, but clearly I was wrong; there are lots of other variants I didn't get to try.

I plan to finish it with a nice wooden hoop.

The Complete Book of Embroidery (Reader's Digest),by Melinda Cross
Complete Guide to Needlework (Reader's Digest),ed. by Virginia Colton
Judith Baker Montano's Embroidery & Crazy Quilt Stitch Tool

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