Iam participating in the stitch challenge TAST2010 by Sharon.B
the 18th week stiitch is wave stitch,it appears similar to cloudfilling , which was also in this challenge.
This is a filling stitch.And Iam doing band samplers. So, I made thin rows of this stitch-
Started with the basic stitch,
Then went on to see how this stitch will look shaded.
wave st samp-1
On this row I started with single strand of cotton skein, and kept adding more thickness ,while I went down.
Now In this ,the 1st line was normal, but I made the stitch on the 2nd line short and long.
I tried making some pattern with this stitch and detached chain stitches.
Wave st samp-2
To form this row, 2 lines of this stitch is made with space inbetween.Then a small straight st is added there,to work the pink thread.now 2 lines of this stitch again.
I got the inspiration from sample done on the flickr galery of this challenge.She had done this stitch in free form, -first I decreased the height of the stitches on the subsequent lines and on the right side, I increased the height of the stitches.
Wave st samp-3
In this row I decreased the number of stitches to half on the second line.
Now, I increased the numder of stitches on the subsequent lines.
Wave st samp-4
I tried varying the height of the stitches on the second line, As you can’t say it is pretty, I added some detached chain.
Instead of moving as a wave on the 1st line,I did one stitch straight and the next stitch slant.I followed this pattern on the second line too.
Wave st samp-5
On this row fly stitches are added to the valleys made by wave stitch.
I became real adventurous now, added same detached wave on the second row . [was not a great idea.]
I wanted to do some diamond patterns with this stitch.
Wave st samp-6
Now I shouted ‘ENOUGH’ and did a row of what this stitch is meant for- filling stitch.
Added some fly stitches,upright crosses, small squares, straight stitches,detached chain on the free spaces.
wave st samp-7
With that I finish this sampler-
Wave st sampler-1
which is continued-
Wave st sampler-2
Though I have done a few trials of this stitch,The actual working of the stitch is not very perfect., A marked fabric would have helped, maybe.
Anyway , Let’s move on,
This journey is quite long.