How to do the Braided Chain Stitch - Sarah's Hand Embroidery Tutorials
The Braided Chain Stitch is worked almost the same way as the Heavy Chain Stitch. There is only a slight difference in the way the needle is taken under the existing loops, thus giving it a totally different and embossed look.
Inspired by Detroit Mummy's embroidered portrait I had did one my for family too. I love this, it captures the essence of family so perfectly. Blogged here - colettemoscrop.blogspot.com/2011/08/family-portrait.html