Saturday, March 9th, 2013


This week, sailor edging stitch was also announced on the TAST 2013 stitch challenge by SharonB. This has common elements of sailor stitch and knotted buttonhole stitch. I started working on this stitch today.
The first row, I wanted to work the buttonhole stitches loose to make it look like loops, but couldn’t manage it. Two rows sailor edging stitches are worked one over the other in the second row. Long and short buttonhole stitches are worked in the third row.

9.57.saiedst-1

9.57.saiedst-1

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After working a few more variations I completed this stitch sampler today. The last part of the sampler-

8.56.sailor stitch -sampler3

8.56.sailor stitch -sampler3

8.Two rows of sailor stitches are worked together in these samples.

8.56.saist-8

8.56.saist-8

9.Three more variations of working two rows of sailor stitch.

8.56.saist-9

8.56.saist-9

I wanted try working the sailor stitch with other types of chain and buttonhole stitches.
10. Twisted chain and cable chain stitches are worked in these two rows.

8.56.saist-10

8.56.saist-10

11. The chain stitches are worked at an angle in the first row, berry stitches in two colours and detached chain stitches are worked with sailor stitch in the second row.

8.56.saist-11

8.56.saist-11

12.Now for the buttonhole stitch variations. The first row is worked with up and down buttonhole stitch, and the second row with closed buttonhole stitch. alternate chain stitches are to be skipped to work closed buttonhole stitch.

8.56.saist-12

8.56.saist-12

13.The first row is crossed buttonhole stitch and the last row is buttonhole wheel stitch.

8.56.saist-13

8.56.saist-13

This was simple stitch to work. The chain and buttonhole stitches themselves being versatile, enabled to work many variations. I did not try any other stitches in this sampler.
The complete sailor stitch sampler-

8.56.sailor sticth sampler

8.56.sailor sticth sampler