The stitch for the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge this week is chain stitch. I used it to create a flower motif based on an old rhinestone brooch. My motif was stitched free hand so it is not exactly like the brooch but it is similar.
Instead of stitching a new sampler section, I am sharing part of a sampler that I started many years ago. There are a couple types of chain stitch in this square which is Walsh silk on linen.
For more chain stitch, take a close look at the bark on the tree. It is all chain stitch in Needle Necessities and Medici wool. It is a Sundance canvas with stitch guide and it depicts Telaquepaque in Sedona, AZ. I remember going there with my parents for lunch when we visited friends in the area or stopped on the way to the Grand Canyon.
The shirt is a high school souvenir. I had friends sign it and then embroidered over their signatures and drawings. It includes local high school friends and people I met at French Language camp. A lot of the outlines were done in very small chain stitch. This photograph shows most of the back. About 75% of the writing on the shirt has been embroidered. There is one sleeve and a couple of other places left to embroider.