TAST 45 Pekinese Stitch: two lines of backstitch laced with blue metallic thread.TAST 46 Chain Braid. A little difficult to get the stitch, but easy to do once you 'get the hang of it'. I tried thread, yarn and coloured ribbon.
TAST 47 Thorn Stitch. The branches are thorn stitches and more thorn stitches are added to the main branches. In th spirit of Christmas, I added beads for decoration.
TAST 48 Knotted Cable Chain. It starts with a twisted chain, adds a knot & a chain stitch. The red line is practice twisted chain. TAST 49 Pistil Stitch, a straight stitch with a small french knot on the end. There are additional french knots. Lavendar is detached chain and greenery is thorn stitch.If you are interested in hand embroidery ... think about joining the 2008 challenge! Take-a-Stitch Tuesday Embroidery Challenge 2007 is almost done. We have been doing a weekly sample since January. I've learned patience along with the stitches! For 2008, the challenge will be 'TAKE-IT-FURTHER' http://sharonb.wordpress.com/take-it-further-challenge/