This week's TAST is the Barred chain stitch or the Alternating barred chain stitch. I mentioned a few weeks ago that the running stitch was very uninspiring for me. Well, I thought the same when I saw this stitch. I checked all my crazy quilting and embroidery books and none of them had any reference to it. I searched online and found only a few sites with tutorials, including Sharron B.'s, who hosts the TAST.
I still don't like the stitch. In fact, I think it's ugly, excuse me! But, I managed to make something out of it. It looked so boring to me, so I had to add some beads AND some French knots.