TAST stitch 129 is lock stitch. TAST stands for Take A Stitch Tuesday, an embroidery challenge at PinTangle.
This stitch was part of TAST 2010 and I stitched a sampler in November 2010 with many experiments. I wrote about it on my blog and shared the complete sampler on my Flickr page. Now it was time to build on my previous experiments, the lock stitch with detached chain stitches instead of straight stitches was my favourite. I repeated it on my CQ fan and added beads between the locks. The threads are perle 5 and cotton a broder. This time I stitched from left to right, which is much easier if you’re right-handed. I found the instructions in one of my embroidery books (Encyclopedia of embroidery stitches including crewel). My camera was on my worktable when I was stitching, so I made a few progress photos and a short video when I pulled the thread for locking the stitch. I turned it into a short video tutorial, you can watch it here.