Another one to learn. I like this stitch, but have never seen how it is done.
Just a note to everyone--If Sharon elects to offer a "catch up" week, we will still have a weekly reveal. It is too important to keep the momentum going here. I am sure we can all find something to stitch and show.
Debra, put down the whip and walk away ;-D
Ohhh sure! Like that is going to happen!I look forward to the weekly reveals alot!
Mine sure doesn't look like her sample.... :(
Me, too, and in order to finish on time this month, I'd have to do it anyway. =)
You've already tried it?
I did, but the results are less than dazzling!
Yep, but my results are less than dazzling. And here you had me all psyched for the bullion stitch. LOL
I couldn't go a week without stitching (unless life got in my way). My family would think there was something wrong.
ha! Ha! have you tried the bullion stitch? I've done a few roses and they really are pretty.
So, see, everyone will have something to show. I bet.
I've looked through my various references and don't find the Barred Chain Stitch listed directly for any kind of seam treatments. One of the goals for me this year was to develop a set of "go to" seam treatments & I find TAST frustrating in that oftentimes the stitches don't work well for that application. (And, I am not that motivated to experiment!)That being said, for those that have Carole Samples' book, pgs 129 & 130 have some chain stitch designs that might be interesting as Barred Chains. I suppose they would have little barbs sticking off them! Might be worth a try.I guess one advantage to the Barred Chain is that it gives you an automatic spot to add beads, buttons or charms.Any other thoughts on the stitch?
I read somewhere (I thought on Sharon's post) that the Barred Chain stitch is a regular Chain stitch alternated with a Twisted Chain stitch. Of course I had never done the Twisted Chain stitch, so I've learned how to do that.
That's what I understood too--think it was from Sharon.
I did my stitching last night. It's an easy stitch so everyone should be able to master it. It depends upon how closely you stitch to the previous chain as to how "barbed" your chain looks. In the picture, those stitches are quite a bit more barbed than mine with a bit more space between the openings. At least with what I did, not a terribly dramatic stitch but good to know nonetheless.Also, this picture is not a chain, twisted chain (Like we understood). This is more of 2 alternate on 1 side then 2 alternate on opposite side-- which I didn't try but maybe I will. It forms a different pattern.
I stitched last night, too, until I broke my hoop (again!) This is the second hoop I've gone through so far this year.sigh.I found the stitch easy enough to do, but feel rather ho-hum about it. I'm not feeling very inspired. I tried the 2 and 2 alternating but it didn't spark any creative ways to showcase this stitch.No doubt there will be some fabulous designs by TASTers to show me what I couldn't see.
Yea, I hear you. I felt the same way. It was, like, OK, next.You need to let go of that death grip you have on the hoop! Ha! Ha!
My dog ate my wooden embroidery hoop. Honest.
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