May 26, 2012

Debra: TAST- Butterfly Chain Stitch


Very easy and very fun stitch!  It is going directly into my Stitch Stash as a Go To Stitch.

30 comments:

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

This is definitely a 'keeper' stitch. Your colors look like they would be so much fun to work with. I like your double row in the ziggy-zaggy pattern. It really fills the area and gives it substance.

Judy S. said...

Great zig-zags, Debra. What kind of thread did you use to make the twisted chain show up so well? Mine ended up looking like a knot.

Debra Spincic said...

I had a (thrifted) bag of crewel wool probably left from some 1970s kit that I decided to dip into and work with the wool lengths. I like the change of texture very much.

I was trying to expand on the V stitch (arrowhead) stacked idea from our Stitch Explorations for this butterfly chain lesson.

Debra Spincic said...

Look at Connie's comment--I think we were typing at the same time!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

or have we all been together so long we are thinking alike? Hmmm?

Debra Spincic said...

Thank goodness the days of synchronized periods are over!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

LOL, amen to that!

Judy S. said...

There're some kits like that around here, too--somewhere. Oh, those good intentions!

Debra Spincic said...

I saw this kit yesterday (while thrifting) of designs to paint. They were brown outlines printed on a lineny type fabric. It made me think that if you had enough of a type (that didn't have numbers on the fabric) that you could use them as patchwork block fillers as is. As long as the printed line would be permanent, it would look like a faux bluework design. No one says you absolutely have to embroider the designs. It might be a fun idea (or not!)

Deborah McLaughlin said...

That would be interesting to see. I like to see that done with fabric.

Deborah McLaughlin said...

Not at my house. Over for me but I still have two daughters.... once a month it's the week from hell.

Deborah McLaughlin said...

BTW I love orange and yellow together although I know a lot of people do not. I've been working on a little quilt for the AAQI that is yellow & orange.It is so cheery.

Debra Spincic said...

That was one advantage of having all boys!

Debra Spincic said...

Takes me right back to my 70s roots--you ,too, I am sure.

Debra Spincic said...

After I was done with this, I had a thought that the chain part would be a clever decorative way to embellish a row of beads. Just replace the straight stitches with a long bead.

ladyhawthorne said...

Bright and cheery just like Summer which seems to be here now. The bead idea sounds great.

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

"Orange and lemons say the bells of St Clements " I really like the idea of the double row of butterfly.

cq4fun said...

I see you liked that version, too! Looks good in the double row, and very nice on that background, too.

Debra Spincic said...

. . . even if it is orange!

Debra Spincic said...

:-)

Debra Spincic said...

Thanks, yes, I think my days of sitting on the back porch stitching may be numbered.

cq4fun said...

I was ignoring that, 'cause, you know, it isn't mine. =)

Suztats said...

That looks so good, Debra! The orange and yellow is very cheery, and I like the play of the diagonals behind the zig-zags.

Debra Spincic said...

:-)

Debra Spincic said...

Thanks, Suz!

Cy said...

That is a nice bold seam treatment Debra. And I'm another fan of the yellow & orange colour scheme, especially when a bright pink is added to the mix.

jenclair said...

I really like the zigzag effect!

Peacock said...

I'd really be interested in seeing how your idea of butterfly chaining over long-bead straight stitches works out. I wonder how much different it would be since the beads wouldn't bend in the middle like the straight stitches do! It might turn out really interesting.

Peacock said...

I like the zig-zagging butterfly chain. I like the way the binding stitch catches just the top or just the bottom of the grouping of straight stitches. Also like the way you repeated the line to make it bolder.

Debra Spincic said...

Thanks one and all! I think we've seen how versatile this stitch is for our embroidery work. A very good one to add to the Stitch Stash.