Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Old crested chain stitches

TAST stitch 70 is crested chain stitch. It’s a great stitch with many different looks. This is my TAST 2007 sampler, stitched with stranded floss on muslin.
A seam on block 6 of my Crazy Monday quilt. I stitched it with 3 threads of stranded floss and added some straight stitches.
This seam is part of my Tilda ornament. The thread is Stef Francis perle 5.
The next 3 samples are details of my embroidery Birth. The crested chain at the left is stitched with perle 8.
Two rows of crested chain stitches in light and dark green perle 5 at the right.
And a crested chain stitch with Stef Francis perle 5 at the top.
This flower is part of my floral sampler for PLOS. It’s stitched on the same linen as the sampler I started last weekend. The thread is Stef Francis perle 5.


  1. I would guess this is a stitch you like! There are so many beautiful samples. I think it is the perfect stitch for Sumptuous Surface Embroidery.

  2. this is a stitch I have not come across before but I am impressed with your examples, they have worked wonderfully

  3. lovely how you've made it crest too.

  4. Love your work, beautiful stitches as always!

  5. You did wonderful samples. I love the flower and the pink sample, full of good ideas.

  6. I like the way you've varied the length of the crests. Also like the colours in Birth.

  7. You have done some really nice samples of the stitches Annet.


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