I was thinking how to use this stitch as a band sampler. I am not getting too many ideas though!
After reading SharonB’s  hint that-

Not necessarily take the documented variations that are in various stitch dictionaries but take the stitch itself and see what you can do with it. I am not saying working variations is wrong as some variations will appear as part of the challenge later in the year.  This is a gentle ‘keep it simple’ reminder that the challenge is to take a stitch and see what can be done with it. 

For those who dont like the push it further aspect, combining the weeks stitch with a previous TAST challenge stitch is fun too. –


– – thought that I myself was combining a few stitches, and had also used detached chain stitches on them…. how to work this stitch now? may be if I start working on these stitches, and see where I go from there…

so the journey begins-
4- worked back stitches in a row, did detached chain in green thread, did three detached chains in dark blue thread. Then added pink seed beads, and worked a detached chain around it too. I am really trying!

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6 – worked small straight stitches,tried twisted chain stitch[ technically I am on detached chain only]

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Did detached chain stitches outlining this row,

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Added bugle beads in the centre

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7-worked two rows detached chain stitches, laced with rimjim thread

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8- in this row too, detached chain stitches are worked in a row, tried whipping them with rimjim thread, found it looked similar to the previous row,

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changed the thread half way and did the whipping with cone thread.

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9 worked individual cross stitches , then long tailed detached chain stitches below them.

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10 I worked two variations of fly stitch-one with a straight line and the other one is tied with chain stitch[once again detached chain!]

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Worked a set of three detached chain stitches over them. It does looks good. That’s a surprise!

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hoping to stumble on sone new variations tomorrow….