I have shared before that it simply tickles me to no end when one thing is made from something completely unexpected. I have a fabulous example of just that today. It is the cable chain stitch from the book The Complete Photo Guide to Needlework. It looks just like a metal chain only in thread. (I did barbed wire back at this post on an ATC.)
Click on this page from The Complete Photo Guide to Needlework to enlarge and read how to embroider a backstitch chain and cable chain stitch.
More about the CPi book:
Here is the ultimate reference for all styles of artistic hand stitching! No matter what design style you favor, this book gives you the tools to express yourself with needle and thread. Detailed technique instructions with clear charts and photos teach hundreds of stitches for embellishing clothes, gifts, accessories, or home decor. Simple projects let you try your hand at each method and inspire you to create your own designs.
Needlework methods include:
- Creative embroidery
- Silk ribbon embroidery
- Bead embroidery
Learn one method or learn them all! With The Complete Photo Guide to Needlework, you will know how to choose the best needles, threads, and fabrics for any project. Get abundant stitches at your fingertips with this essential guide that you'll turn to again and again.
Linda Wyszynski of Hearthside Creations, LLC, is an award-winning professional needle arts designer who has 20 years experience as a freelance artist creating needlework projects. She is an international teacher, author of needlework textbooks, magazine articles, and multi-author books. Linda specializes in embroidery, silk ribbon embroidery, fabric beading, needle point, and cross-stitch designs and enjoys using embellishments along with stamps and stencils to highlight needlework. She teaches needlework correspondence classes for the Embroiderers' Guild of America's Education Department.