March 2013


After working some more samples of this Breton stitch, the sampler was completed.
The last part of the sampler-

11.59.breton st-sampler3

11.59.breton st-sampler3

5.The first two rows are variations of Breton stitches  worked at 45’ angles . the stitches are worked at different heights in the third row.

11.59.bret st-5

11.59.bret st-5

6.The Breton stitch is worked with two threads in the first row. I missed this when I was working double Breton stitch earlier. After working a line of Breton stitch, individual breton stitches are worked over alternate peaks in the second row. I like this version of individual Breton stitches and will try some more of them.

11.59.bret st-6

11.59.bret st-6

7.Individual Breton stitches are worked alternatively in the first row. Individual Breton stitches are worked vertically one after another in the second row. Two versions of individual Breton stitches are worked one below the other in the third row. The individual Breton stitches are worked one over the other in the last variation. It was necessary to write the details of the last three rows, otherwise at a later date, I would waste time to understand these variations. LOL!

11.59.bret st-7

11.59.bret st-7

8.After working the Breton stitch as curve in the first row, different stitch combinations are tried in the next three rows. The second row is arrowhead and detached chain stitch combination. The third row is Pekinese stitch and pistil stitch combination. And the last row is buttonhole stitch and Italian border stitch combination.

11.59.bret st-8

11.59.bret st-8

This was an easy and interesting stitch to work .The best part of this challenge is the satisfaction of learning new stitches , if they are easy ones, there is double joy! The whole sampler-

11.59.breton stitch sampler

11.59.breton stitch sampler

I could only work for an hour on this sampler today. These variations are with two rows of Breton stitch worked together.
Breton stitch is worked with two threads in the first row. Two ways of working double Breton stitch variations were tried in the next rows.

11.59.bret st-4

11.59.bret st-4

After a week’s break on the TAST 2013 challenge by SharonB on her blog, this week’s stitch is Breton stitch.
I have not done this stitch before, and today’s work is this-

11.59.breton stitch -sampler1

11.59.breton stitch -sampler1

1.The first few rows I was practicing this stitch, the stitch is quite easy, but the thread was controlling the angle of the stitches-

11.59.bre st-1

11.59.bre st-1

2.Here are two versions of open and closed Breton stitch.

11.59.bret st-2

11.59.bret st-2

3.The first row is open Breton stitch [not clear with the shaded thread] . in the second row, I tried twisting the on both sides, this could be a Cretan and herringbone variation,LOL!

11.59.bret st-3

11.59.bret st-3

Along with the quotes, we also made floral ornaments. These plastic balls and double edged tape were the base for the ornaments.

qf-1

qf-1

These white flower garlands [readymade fabric] for decoration and satin ribbons[blue, of course] for hanging them.

qf-2

qf-2

After sticking the double edged tape all over the plastic ball, the garlands were carefully rolled over the shape along with the satin ribbon for hanging. It was tricky!

qf-3

qf-3

I am not good at crafts, I get inspired to do something and start the project, the learning becomes part of the project! White glue was poured on a plastic paper and the floral ornaments were rolled over it[ I wore disposable gloves] messy business!

qf-4

qf-4

The glitters of course!

qf-5

qf-5

My nephew sticking small blue glitter balls on to the ornaments [more blue the better!]

qf-6

qf-6

I saw a video and got the idea for this paper craft .This metallic paper was ideal to work this. The paper was cut earlier to make this hanging, the sticking part of the piece with glue stick by my nephew.

qp-1

qp-1

All these were hung with strings and lights around the function hall by my husband, brother, nephew [elder one] cousins. We forgot to take a decent picture and this is the only one available.

lights with ornaments

lights with ornaments

I am still in the journey of combining the woven detached chain stitches with other stitches to form stitch motif patterns. After working on them ,I completed this sampler here.

10.58.woven detached chain st-sampler3

10.58.woven detached chain st-sampler3

8. These motifs were done with Woven detached chain stitches and- woven wheel, Algerian eye variation, French knots.

10.58.w d chainst-8

10.58.w d chainst-8

9.The first motif was worked with sailor stitch combination, the second motif with buttonhole wheel cup and the third motif with pistil stitches and in the last motif I worked two more chain stitches over the woven detached chain.

10.58.w d chainst-9

10.58.w d chainst-9

In the first piece, I tried this stitch with sheaf stitch to experiment this as filling stitch. The second one is worked with Italian border stitch. The top one of the last sample is laced with rimjim thread. Then I tried working this woven detached chain stitches over a piece of lace in the last one.

10.58.w d chainst-10

10.58.w d chainst-10

The whole sampler-

10.58.woven detached chain st- sampler

10.58.woven detached chain st- sampler

This stitch is an easier way adding decorative element to seams. Though Sharon suggested this stitch will be useful for working leaves, I did not try this as leaf, mainly because I wanted to work some motifs. I had good practice of this stitch in this sampler. And it was fun experimenting with it as Pamela pointed out.

I tried some more samples of woven detached chain stitch with other line stitches.

10.58.woven detached chain st-sampler2

10.58.woven detached chain st-sampler2

5.These three samples are done with fly stitch variations.

1.58.w d chainst-5

1.58.w d chainst-5

6.Woven detached chain stitches are worked, over Cretan and knotted Cretan in the first sample, with chevron variation in the second sample and with stem stitch in the third sample.

10.58.w d chainst-6

10.58.w d chainst-6

7.I weaved alternate chain stitches in the first sample, worked woven detached chain stitches with pekinese stitch in the second sample and with arrowhead stitch in the third sample.

10.58.w d chainst-8

10.58.w d chainst-8

Yesterday I tried some experimenting this woven detached chain stitch with other TAST stitches.

10.58.woven detached chain st-sampler1

10.58.woven detached chain st-sampler1

The details-
2.These samples show variations of herringbone stitches and woven detached chain stitches-herringbone, buttonholed herring bone, triangular herringbone, laced square herringbone.

10.58.w d chainst-2

10.58.w d chainst-2

3.Woven detached chain with feather stitch, triangular feather stitch and up and down feather stitch.

10.58.w d chainst-3

10.58.w d chainst-3

4.Variations of buttonhole stitches- buttonhole stitch, closed buttonhole and crossed buttonhole stitches with woven detached chain stitches

10.58.w d chainst-4

10.58.w d chainst-4

Worth trying ideas of working woven stitches with few other TAST stitches, I get to practice this stitch well and add more stitch variations to my sampler.

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