This week’s stitch of the TAST 2012 stitch challenge by SharonB is Basque stitch. I had done a sampler of this stitch on a plain cloth during the previous TAST challenge. So this time I thought I ‘ll try this stitch on even weave fabric. the stitches are worked with perle cotton, and cone  thread.
New basque stitch sampler till now-

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1.the first row, is the basic basque stitch, in the second row, the stitch securing the chain stitch is elongated.

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2.the basic stitch and it’s elongated variation is the first row, in the second row, the chain stitches are worked a little away from the main line.

29.basst2-2

3. two variations of this stitch are combined in the first row, the short[green] and long[ yellow] versions of this stitch are worked one over the other in the second row.

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4.two ways of working the two rows of basque stitches together are done in these rows-

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5. the stitches are worked at an angle in the first row, the starting point of the stitch is one point below the main line in the second row.

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