Friday, 27 April 2018

Friday Homework for Lesson 58: Twisted Shell Chain Stitch

This was a lovely stitch, but I must admit it was easier to work on Aida,
where there is a nice grid,

than on even weave linen
where you have to look closely for the right hole. 

Twisted Shell Chain Stitch did behave well on a curve, though, as seen on the Sunday Stitch School Reference Chart.

This is an unusual, but very easy stitch. I highly recommend it!
Instructions are here.

8 comments:

Pamela said...

Looks good! I'll have to try it!

Queeniepatch said...

Please do!

Rachel said...

It works really beautifully on a curve - that's very useful to know!

Queeniepatch said...

I like to test new stitches to see if they curve well, they that stitch is suitable for free form.

crazyQstitcher said...

I tried the stitch on Aida and like it. Your curve looks so good I will have to try that one.

Queeniepatch said...

For free form embroidery it is good to have a selection of stitches than can bend and twist and curve ans swerve... Also if you are doing 'straight line' embroidery on a round table cloth e.g. you need a stitch that can follow that rounded line. This is such a stitch! Do give it a try.

Julie Fukuda said...

I really do like that curve, and can see some possibilities in using it. Getting the spacing even might take a bit of practice.

Queeniepatch said...

Julie, this is a very easy stitch, so don't be afraid of trying it. Spacing is free! You don't need the stitch to be evenly spaced.