This is the third variety of lock stitch, the working of which is on Pintangle.
This was the 131st week stitch. This sampler  was started with basic straight stitch variations. The beaded lock stitch  on them is started today.

The straight stitches do not have any gaps and the two rows of beaded lock stitches are worked on alternate straight stitches, which tilts this stitch to the left. All the lock stitches are beaded in the second sample. Two beads are worked in this single row in the third sample. Two rows of short straight stitches were worked one below the other and the beaded lock stitches were worked on them in the fourth sample. This variation need to be written down before it slips the mind! The straight stitches are worked in a curved pattern which has created this curved beaded lock stitch in the fifth sample.

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37.131.beadlockst-1

The first two samples have straight stitches in varying heights in a pattern, it was not pretty to work the lock stitches on varying heights, so beads were added at the end of the straight stitches in the first sample and even that was not done in the second sample. Learnt this lesson. Alternate lock stitches are beaded in the third and fourth samples in two ways.

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37.131.beadlockst-2

The progress made by others during this week is on Pintangle.
Completed two edges on Randje per week challenge.

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31.wipwednesdays-rpw-33,34

Started working on beaded lock stitch sampler, a stitch which was missed during this year’s TAST challenge. The basic straight stitches were worked yesterday and today. Hoping to start with beads tomorrow.
A chain stitch outline is being done in gold metallic thread on this embroidery on sleeves for a tussar silk tunic. This thread has a manageable twist, which makes it easy to work with. Next is the embellishments stage- mirrors and beads.

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31.wipwednesdays-yt-4

I am catching up on TAST challenge stitches. This stitch was  earlier worked TAST 2010 challenge, the link is here. The tutorial for this stitch is on Pintangle.
Some variations of this stitch were tried on the earlier sampler, this sampler was started with triple chain stitch with pistil stitches. The second sample is triple chain stitch worked between zigzag coral stitches. Two rows of this stitch is the third sample.

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39.133.trchst2-1

These three samples of triple chain stitches are worked with chain stitch variations. The first sample was started with berry stitch worked alternatively up and down and ended with berry stitches on top. Twisted chain stitches are worked one side in the second sample. This is one example of polyester thread having a twist of its own, which gives a scalloped look. Slipped detached chains are worked on one side in the third sample.

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39.133.trichst2-2

The central chain gets attention in these two samples, the central chain in the first sample is oyster stitch and in the second sample is cable chain stitch.

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39.133.trichst2-3

In the first sample the central chains  are worked in zigzag manner. The chain stitches are worked  on one side in the second sample.

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39.133.trichst2-4

Triple chain stitches are worked on feathered chain stitch variation in the first sample and worked on buttonhole stitch variation in the last sample.

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39.133.trichst-5

the whole sampler-

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39.133.triple chain stitch sampler2

I liked working with this variegated thread on this stitch sampler. Some variations with beads was in mind, but thought SharonB might introduce it on next year’s challenge . Some motif ideas also floated, which were dashed with catching up wave.

This week was single colour on these edges. The free graph is here. These edges were started today, completion of which is in the future. I have been thinking of working this challenge next year also.

RPW-101,102

RPW-101,102

This post is about the projects which are in progress this week. To see others progress visit Pintangle. This idea to have a motivation to work regularly on our embroidery projects was given by SharonB on her blog. It is very useful.
I completed two more borders on Randje per week challenge.

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30.WIPW-RPW-29,30

The kutchwork done on Greek design was completed with an outline in silver metallic thread. it has been given to my tailor, who has gone to his country now. So no picture!
I completed threaded cable chain stitch sampler.
An outline in back stitch was worked with grey {?} polyester thread. the curve pattern on one side was started with chain stitch in green cotton skein.

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30.WIPW-yt-3

I hoping to complete this sleeve design, and catch up on the remaining TAST stitches which were not touched.

This is the last stitch for this year. The working of the stitch is on Pintangle.
I started with threading both sides of the cable stitch on this sampler. The threading is done twice in same direction in the second sample. The threading is done on another row of cable chain on its return journey in the third sample.my cable chains need improvement.

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46.140.threadcablechst-1

Threaded cable chain stitch is worked on a curve in the first sample. The second sample is of threaded zigzag cable chain stitch. Two rows of cable chain are threaded together in the third sample.

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46.140.threadcablechst-2

I copied ideas from laced running stitch on these three samples. I like the last sample.

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46.140.threadccableshct-3

The threading is done differently in the first sample, instead of going around the side of the cable chain, it is twisted on detached chain stitches-chains hanging from chains! The cable chains have french knots in the second sample. Alternate cable chains are woven in the third sample. The last sample is a trial of combining cable chain and butterfly chain, which failed, but working the threaded cable chain over straight stitches was possible.

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46.140.threadcablechst-4

The sampler with its gold threading, apt for the season I suppose.

46.140.threaded cable chain stitch sampler

46.140.threaded cable chain stitch sampler

I completed this sampler today. I have four more stitches to catch up on TAST 2014.

These two edges were started yesterday. These were also done in two colours. The free graph for these edges are here.

RPW-99,100

RPW-99,100

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