This week may have started slowly for me, but it is ending in a rush. Today I was busy with a sewing class. This time for adults, not kids. It’s the third adult class for the summer and like before, no one wanted their picture taken for my blog. So unlike the children who are excited to have photos taken. The ladies were an exuberant bunch, however, and not only had a great time, they got a lot accomplished. There will definitely be more classes scheduled.
Last night I finished up my sample for this week’s TAST. The stitch is called linked double chain. It’s an odd combination of a double chain stitch followed by a twisted chain and then repeated. It makes a thick and thin line. When stacked close together it makes a rough texture good for the bark of a tree.
The stitching was done in two directions, from top to bottom and from bottom to top on alternating rows. This made the stitches fill in the spaces better. I like the contrast of the light tree against the black linen. A variegated pearl cotton give the tree a shaded look.