Sunday, March 25, 2012


Another lesson behind me for Chikan Embroidery. It was more shadow work. Even though my stitching is far from perfect, I am enjoying learning how to do it and loving the results.

The photo above shows the front side or working side of the stitchery while the photo below reveals the backside or shadow created. I haven't ironed it yet and you can certainly see the wrinkles and lines. This really does take muslin to a whole new level.

Below is my TAST stitching for the week. (These projects are keeping me busy!) It is the Barred Chain and Alternating Barred Chain. I used variations of my favorite color, purple, and over course did my weekly tree using the current stitch.

We are into the 12th week already which means nearly 1/4th of the year has gone by. It is gorgeous outside today, so this is going to be a short post. I'm heading out for a bicycle ride later and then do a little more stitching, this time on a crazy quilt block. Tonight is 'Desperate Housewives'. After last weeks being all depressing I'm thinking I am the desperate housewife for watching it. Final season though.


Createology said...

Your Chikan Embroidery is lovely. I can really see how the stitches create the shadows that are so beautiful. I have yet to begin my lessons. Barred Chain is not one I have ever seen and I like it. Reminds me of barbed wire. Blissful Stitching...

scarlett clay said...

I like the barred chain and your little tree...I can see how you could make a lot of great looking trees with that stitch, great for branches. The Chikan (in my mind I'm saying "chicken" but I have a feeling that's not the correct pronunciation!lol) is so delicate and dainty, too, so pretty!

Anita said...

I like your barred chain tree!
Chikan embroidery has come out so well,posted lesson 4 just now..