Band sampler: Chain stitch

Mal | Band Sampler,Handmade,Media,Sewing,Stitching,Works in Progress | Friday, July 24th, 2009

Band Sampler: Chain Stitch

I picked up my band sampler again last week, and scanned the list of embroidery stitches I intend to learn and/or practice. Not to be all emo-14-year-old, but the chain stitch jumped out at me as a nice way to reflect the experience of the past month.

Band sampler: Chain stitch (closeup)

I free-handed the text and stitched it on the subway to and from work for a few days using Sharon B‘s hand-dyed mulberry silk. The variagation is so vivid! I really enjoyed the process.

Band sampler: Chain stitch close-up

I was surprised at how well the chain stitch handled curves, but a little disappointed in starts-and-stops. Still, I got good practice with it.

If you’re interested in giving chain stitch a try, here are some good tutorials:


  1. this is so so so inspiring. thank you soooo much for sharing it!!!! I’m looking at trying something similar!

    Comment by amanda elizabeth — 24 July 2009 @ 8:23 pm

  2. I feel like an idiot but where on her site does she sell her skeins? I’m totally in love and want to buy some!

    Comment by amanda elizabeth — 24 July 2009 @ 8:30 pm

  3. Great to see this stitched up – and being used on a sampler too – made my Sunday!

    Comment by sharonb — 25 July 2009 @ 6:13 pm

  4. beautiful. you might see the starts and stops, but I sure don’t!

    Comment by lazy gal Tonya — 28 July 2009 @ 4:57 am

  5. The colours of the band sampler are wonderful, particularly the complementary hues of the chain stitched words – like the ‘flourish’ of the lettering, too.

    Comment by lesley — 29 July 2009 @ 12:44 am

  6. Wow, I love how the variegated thread looks in chain stitch.

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