Friday, 22 January 2010

Chain Braid Stitch Page

At the moment I am participating in a crazywork round robin, so I was revisiting different embroidery stitches. This has inspired me to form a book of stitches. Making the pages interesting to look at in the future. This page was inspired by Beryl Taylors Book, Mixed Media Exploratons.
Beryl Taylors website is

Chain Braid Stitch Sample

Chain Braid Stitch 2

Now you can see that the thread is twisted around the bottom of the needle and it has already in the chain loop.

Chain Braid Stitch 1

It is always good to learn new things and come out of your comfort zone!
So today I leant a new stitch.Ooh you might say but I enjoyed the researching and threads!
I belong to which is a wonderful site for sharing and being inspired.

On this site there are different groups one being "Take a Stitch on Tuesday", I know it's Friday but I've had a busy week.
Sharon Bloggon organises the stitch and kindly demonstrates it on her website

This weeks stitch is 'Chain Braid Stitch' not as easy as it looks and you can end up with knots!

I found that making the loop before I got the needle involved! far easier. The thread as you can see is twisted in a loop behind. Important otherwise you just get a knot after knot!(I speak from experience).

Inspirational Mixed Media Book

This book is so wonderful for surface pattern and beautiful ways of combining media.

Well done Beryl Taylor.