Wednesday, January 17, 2007

TAST Week 3 Detached Chain Stitch

This week I have experimented with little detached chain "suns" using several different threads and methods. The first two are holographic gold sequins "couched" down with detached chain stitches in variegated silk thread. I think it was Colour Streams thread, I unwrapped the skein and lost the label long ago!! The large sun on the left is couched over a buttonholed "ring" made over my little finger with stranded thread and then couched using long legged detached chain in stranded purple and pearl 8 orange threads.I added a gold cup sequin with a bead in the centre. The small sun on the right is couched over a buttonholed ring worked in pearl 8 orange over the end of lead pencil. The couching is in the variegated silk thread and there are 3 beads in the centre of this one. I'm really hoping to fit in some more chain stitching this week, and perhaps even go back and do week 1 and 2, ggg.


Allison said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!
I love the idea of the detached chain over a large sequin...thanks!

Thelma said...

I think they are Great. Very vivid. Very colorful. What a great creation with the stitches.

Virginia said...

Very colorful! I like it very much!