Saturday, 25 February 2012

TAST Challenge week 7 - Detached chain stitch


Detached-chain stitch or lazy-daisy stitch is the stitch that first brought me to Pintangle and introduced me to the TAST challenge! I was originally looking for a way to decorate a felt elephant reminiscent of the painted elephants of India.

So as you can see I am fairly familiar with making flower shapes with this stitch but hadn't explored much beyond that.

So here is my sample of detached chain stitch...


I did a few more flowers to get warmed up to the stitch....

and then started creating some different shapes...

I like the shape created by these stitches - the area bounded by the chains is interesting. I think I'd like to do some work with stronger contrast colours making geometric patterns. We'll see what happens...
As I'm so late posting, here are Sharon B's highlights.


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, I enjoyed this one after a slow start.

  2. Beautiful stitching. What a cute little elephant. Lovely.

    1. Thanks - I did get a bit carried away with embroidering him but I enjoyed it a lot!


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