Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | November 22, 2007

TAST 1 Weeks 46-Chain Braid Stitch and 47-Thornstitch

I am waaay behind on the Chain Braid Stitch. It is so easy to see why this #$#@ stitch is not well known. I could not even afford to pull my hair as there is so little of it these days.

Having Sharon say it was hard, had me studying it first, choosing Aida cloth and ‘having a go’.

Disaster from the first as I couldn’t seem to get the thread to go the right way and I was wishing for the arms of an octopus. More study, big deep breath and off again.

Okay, I got the first completed but stumbled on the second. For a while I felt that I was not sewing but playing Cat’s Cradle. I finally managed a poor effort of about 1 1/2″ in Perle 8, then tried it in a finer thread as that was more viewable and I hoped I could see my error.

Nope! so this sample is even shorter and I am afraid that is IT!

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I hate to say so Sharon, but this is the only time I will do this one. You’ll have to call me a quitter.

To make up for my failure I have used the Thornstitch for a palm tree, grass and a fern and this is definitely a simple stitch that behaves very well.

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I used DMC for all.  The grass is done with a single thread, the fern with two strands and  the tree trunk started with 2 strands in chain stitch, covered with two more in Thornstitch worked in the opposite direction to the fern.  Then I changed colour and did another row of Thornstitch with 3 strands .

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Responses

  1. I like the idea of palm tree. I find that one simple stitch is differently interpreted everywhere; it’s interesting to see variations, is not it?

  2. Gee, Mauareen, I love your palm tree! I’m with you on the drated braid stitch LOL

  3. Love the tree maureen, i’m sorry but the stitch sample is not one i would do either..


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