A visit to the Flickr TAST-group helped me solve the last problem on my 10 x 10 inch crazy block. I saw these lovely slipped detached chain palm trees and I thought that one of them looked like a fat dragonfly. Then I knew I could use this stitch to make a spider! It was too late to stitch him, so I made a simple drawing.Today I embroidered the spider on his web. I used a blue/purple variegated chenille thread for the detached chain stitch body. His head is a French knot with a single wrap. Then I added two straight stitches inside the detached chain stitch. For the legs I used a blue perle 5.