I completed basque stitch sampler today. the second part of the sampler-


11. the first row was inspired by wheat ear stitch, the securing stitch was taken at an angle, and another stitch was worked on to the chain stitch. The second row is a combination of knotted cretan and basque stitch.


12. the first row- after working basque stitch with chevron stitch, herringbone stitch is worked over it. in the second row ,bugle beads are added in between basque stitches.


This week’s challenge stitch also lends itself to many variations. Some variations were surprising, and some were disappointing, but still interesting.
I thank everyone , for their encouraging and inspiring comments.