February 18, 2012

Debra--TAST: Detached Chain Stitch


I got alot done in the studio this week but it wasn't on my Christmas wallhanging. I finished the minimum which is to stitch the 2 borders using the weekly TAST stitch. I now have all the green squares (5 out of 9) with the borders stitched. The completed detached chain had a fringed look to it when stitched that I really like.  I stitched both borders in Perle Cotton & changed the scale of the stitches.  Nothing dramatic but we'll see how the borders change when the 2nd layer of stitches appear.


Original Link is here.

13 comments:

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

It does have a fringe look. I really like how this turned out. Your wallhanging is going to be so perfect.

jenclair said...

First thing I noticed was the "fringe." I like this effect!

Suztats said...

It looks great with the green fringe, Debra. I especially like the variegated thread. The darker green on the outside anchors it nicely, I think. Very pretty.

ladyhawthorne said...

Nice fringe! I like the pearl cotton and the colors on this.

Susan said...

I like the fringe look that has, and the lighter-to-darker thread. These blocks are looking so good!

Debra Spincic said...

Thanks, everyone!
I am resisting the temptation to really stitch all over these blocks. I just feel I need to wait until the basic 9 have their borders. That will be soon, though!

Peacock said...

The fringe look is great! I would not have thought of using detached chain to create this kind of look!

Debra Spincic said...

Believe me, it was accidental!

Cy said...

Aren't these accidental surprises the best, lol.
I'm still in love with this ornamental centre-piece. Has such a homely shape.
Great work so far Debra.

Barbara C said...

I like the long stitches: they really have presence in the border.

Judy S. said...

Wow, I finally made it back to your post and am glad I did! Fun that you discovered a way to make fringe. What's under the stitching? Is it a ribbon? Looks like you have settled in with your project....love it and the way it showcases both hand and machine embroidery!

Debra Spincic said...

Yes, it's a little piece of gold trim.

Peacock said...

Heh!! Any accident you can "sell" to the audience is a good accident. Just smile mischievously and pretend it was all part of the plan. ;)