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Friday, 1 June 2018

Chain Stitch 2

Thank you to everyone who commented on my previous post - I do hope that I have replied to everyone but if I missed anybody then I do apologise.
I hope that Blogger soon sort themselves out as it is annoyingly slow at the moment to reply to comments.

I have been busily chain stitching away since my last post and have finished my block. If you receive my blog by email and you did not receive my last post then you can read it here

Here is a list of the different chain stitch variations that I used
Chain stitch
Whipped chain stitch
Back stitched chain stitch
Twisted chain stitch
Broad chain stitch
Braided stitch
Knotted chain stitch
Half whipped chain stitch
Long armed chain stitch
Heavy chain stitch
Easy cable chain stitch
Triple chain stitch
Detached chain stitch (lazy daisy)
Detached twisted chain stitch
Detached slip chain stitch
Open chain stitch
Berry stitch
Three chain stitch
Petal stitch
Picot stitch
Detached wheatear stitch
French knot border stitch
That's 22 different chain stitches - and there are many more!
These are my two old faithful reference books

I have used my block to make this tissue case for my gift box.

So from a soggy Dordogne I hope you have sunny, stitchy weekend.


  1. Well done. Pretty, and a great sampler as well!

  2. Beautiful stitching with a beautiful end resulting a tissue case.

  3. Beautiful stitching Lin! Love the tissue cover! Wow, I’d never have known there were so many different Chain stitches.
    Whatever your rubbing block cost you’ve really had your money’s worth already!
    Barbara xx

  4. Dordogne sounds beautiful in any weather. This pretty block is truly gorgeous. Who would've thought there are so many pretty chain stitches. Love the pretty case you fashioned with your pretty block. You truly do create the prettiest of pretties!

  5. Wow Lin what a beautiful piece of work ,love the colours,well done my friend xx

  6. It's just lovely and so clever using the different chain stitches...

  7. Absolutely beautiful. Wow! So many variations. Thanks for the list. I shall look them up.

  8. Just beautiful Lin....love it! Yes the whole Blogger thing is a pain x

  9. You have created a lovely little case from your chain stitch sampler , I truly had no idea there were so many , I had heard of a few of those on your list but not many .

  10. Beautiful! It's pretty soggy round here at the moment too.

  11. Are you having trouble with Blogspot? I sure am. The latest is that comments made by readers of my post are not being generated as email for me to read. I anyone else having this problem?

  12. Lovely stitches and such pretty colours for a useful tissue case.

  13. Oh, my goodness! Your tissue case is beautiful! Your work is always so lovely. I’d never have thought to do that. Aren’t you clever!


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