This week the stitch for TAST is Barred Chain stitch.Yuk.
I can honestly say that I did not like this stitch at all.
I had to make 3 samples before I finally came up with anything that was halfway decent.
The first one was done on silk paper and the second one was on wool felt and neither of these looked any good so I resorted back to what I do best a basic sample on counted thread fabric.The one good thing about this sample is the thread that I used--which is a new one from The Thread Studio.
It is one of their own specially dyed threads called "Royal Shiraz"from the Opulent Collection and it is beautiful not only in colour but also to work with.
There are 7 different textured silk threads in the one packet all dyed in this amazing colourway.