I had a go at St Petersburg chain stitch, single and double, and this was the result! It was an experiment really, I wanted to make something that looked like it had almost been zipped together, and I felt the stitch might achieve this look. Not quite, but I am still pleased with the result. It's given me some ideas too, which can only be a good thing, don't you think? ;-)
The fab focal was a birthday pressie from my Frit Happens friend Shahlaa.