Sunday, August 4, 2013

Zigzag & woven zigzag chain stitch

TAST stitch 74 is zigzag chain stitch and TAST stitch 75 is woven zigzag chain stitch. I used both on my 14 count Aida sampler.
I planned to stitch zigzag chain stitch rows in different threads to make a filling, but it became a nice border. The red stitches are wool, the yellow perle 8. I decorated it with four-legged knots in purple perle 5.
This double row of zigzag chain stitch is done in Caron Wildflowers. It just looks like a row of woven cross stitches, but it was fun to stitch.
Woven zigzag chain stitches in perle 5. I had no idea how to experiment with those, so there’s only one row of woven zigzag chain stitches.
A last row of zigzag chain stitches in a different angle, the thread is Caron Watercolors. I used a tip in my embroidery book Stitch Sampler and pierced the base of each stitch. That way the stitches behave nicely.
Take a closer look at my zigzag chain stitch sampler here.

8 comments:

  1. Oh, I like that border!
    How did you 'pierce the base of each stitch' of your last row? Did you actually catch a bit of the thread as the needle came up at the loop of the previous stitch?

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    1. Yes, the border was fun to stitch. In the last row I pierced the thread of the loop just beside were it came out inside the loop. Hope this makes sence. If I have time I stitch a small sample and take photo's of it.

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  2. beautiful!! love the third picture...missing TAST challenge...

    Lakshmi
    http://saisadala.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Laksmi! It's good to hear from you again, I was missing your posts. Thanks for adding the link to your new blog.

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  3. thanks again for sharing so mnan ways with a stitch. Sounds interesting how you caught down the stitch

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    1. Thank you, Margaret. I explained how I stitched the last row in my reply to Queeenie.

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  4. Very nice examples, Annet! I've rather neglected TAST this year....but I enjoy seeing yours.

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