This week’s stitch on TAST 2013 challenge by SharonB is raised herringbone band. I had attempted this stitch before on earlier TAST challenge. This time around, some variations were made on the basic satin stitches. My experiments of this stitch-
Sampler-

3.51.raised herringbone band- sampler

3.51.raised herringbone band- sampler

Details-
1.After working the satin stitches as blocks, zigzag and thin, herringbone stitches were worked over them, the last one has Cretan stitch worked between herringbone stitch.

3.51.rahbband-1

3.51.rahbband-1

Rimjim thread and satin threads were used for lacing the first few samples. French knots were worked on the last band.

1.51.rahbband-1a

1.51.rahbband-1a

Rimjim threads and satin threads laced over these herringbone stitches.

3.51.rahbband-1b

3.51.rahbband-1b

2.I tried some shapes with satin stitches, the herringbone stitches are worked over them.

1.51.rahbband-2

1.51.rahbband-2

Rimjim laced herringbone bands.

3.51.rahbband-2a

3.51.rahbband-2a

3.The last set of satin stitches with herringbone stitches with pistil stitch and detached chain stitch.

1.51.rahbband-3

1.51.rahbband-3

Green and pink colour rimjim threads used for lacing.

3.51.rahbband-3a

3.51.rahbband-3a

The sampler after working the satin stitches.

3.51.rahbband-satin stitch

3.51.rahbband-satin stitch

This is a very simple stitch. But required three steps, so I worked small samples.

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