TAST stitch 81 is raised chain stitch variation. TAST stands for Take A Stitch Tuesday, a challenge at Pin Tangle.
I stitched 2 rows on my TAST 2010 sampler, one in Caron Wildflowers,
and one in perle 5. And then I never used it again until yesterday.
This week I cheated a little. A knew which variation Sharon was mentioning last week for this week's challenge, so I finished my new stitches early. I stitched both versions of raised chain stitch (AKA raised chain band) on 14 count Aida. The first 3 samples are this week’s stitch, raised chain stitch variation (AKA raised chain band variation). Here I made a foundation of straight stitches over 2 squares, changing from left to right. I made small purple chain stitches in the centre with large green chain stitches at both sides. The threads are perle 8.
This was the sketch for my experiment.
In this experiment I made straight stitches over 1 and 3 squares. The thread is Stef Francis spun silk with flames, it changes in colour and thickness.
Here I replaced the chain stitch by alternating twisted chain stitch. The threads are Caron Watercolours and perle 8.
This is a progress photo of the alternating twisted raised chain with Caron Watercolours. I stitched it over 3 straight stitches.
The next experiments are the raised chain stitch from last week. This is the foundation with the start of the first row of raised chain stitches.
The finished row, it’s done with Caron Wildflowers Wasabi.
A fly stitch foundation for my next experiment. The thread is perle 8.
Three rows of raised chain stitches with cotton a broder on the fly stitches. It would be a nice border.
A zigzag with perle 8. It’s a bit bulky, I should have used a thinner thread or put the straight stitches further apart.
The foundation for my last experiment, the thread is cotton a broder. I planned to fill it all with raised chain stitches, . . .
. . . but I liked the single row too much to do that! I think this would look very nice with beads.
Take a closer look at my Aida sampler here.