Sigarda is currently working on a piece whose design is based on the Lindisfarne Gospels. The coversation turned to stitch selection. She is currently working a section in chain stitch. I suggested that using split stitch might give the work some movement. It's a bit hard to describe what I mean, but it's the effect you get when you hold this work up to the light at an angle, and it has light coming off in different directions, following the direction of the stitching. Even though it's flat, their is direction and texture in the work.
The silk heraldic work above hints at what I'm talking about.