Week 8 Chain Stitch
I have never really liked chain stitch, although I use it all the time. I think my ambivalence toward this stitch dates back to the time I was learning it as a child. When you pulled the thread the stitch was supposed to unravel. Mine never did. I can get it to unravel now but it has taken years to reach this point.
This sampler is incredibly 'busy'. I didn't mean it to be, it just happened. The hems just got out of control. It reminds me of a circus. I just couldn't fit everything on the sampler and I left out a number of variations, there just wasn't room. Of all the variations I think I like the twisted and crested ones the best.
Oh well, into the folder it goes. It does demonstrate a lot of stitches and will make a useful addition to my teaching aids. (The hem is the same as last week, just different decoration.)