Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Butterfly Chain

Boy and Girl in Progress
I am continuing to work on my Gingerbread Boy and Girl using TAST stitches.  I added Bullion Knot (Week 20) to the spaces between the half chevron.  It was done with one strand of the mystery floss.  It might have gone better with a slightly thicker thread, but it was a small space.  Her buttons are done with French Knots (Week 16) also with one strand of green mystery floss.  Her sleeves are done with two strands DMC 321 floss using Week 21 Butterfly stitch. 

The gingerbread parts on both are done with DMC 436 one strand.  His head is is discussed here. It is done in a pulled backstitch.  Her head is just a double running with no tension.  Any opinions?  Feel free to leave a comment if you like one better than the other. 

Girl top closeup


  1. nice idea of using this butterfly chain stitch as a filling stitch looks great.

  2. A very neat and unique sampler! They both look super :)

  3. This is the first time I saw your gingerbread kids. What a fun project, with beautiful results!

  4. Filling with this stitch is nice idea.