I was on vacation when this stitch was announced on TAST 2013 stitch challenge by SharonB. I had worked this stitch during a previous TAST challenge, still I want to explore this stitch some more.

28.76.vandyke st-sampler1

28.76.vandyke st-sampler1

1.In the first sample, one side of the central chain stitch is whipped. In the second sample, a wide version of Vandyke stitch is worked and pink thread is woven through it.

28.76.vanst-1

28.76.vanst-1

2. I worked Vandyke stitch as leaves and stems and various TAST stitches to create these motif patterns. The other stitches used here are-
Detached chain stitch, woven detached chain stitch, french knots, Italian border stitch, raised cross stitch flower, pistil stitch, stem stitch [stem], buttonhole wheel, bullion knot, whipped wheel, laced square herringbone, slipped detached chain, cast on stitch and arrowhead stitch. phew!

28.76.vanst-2

28.76.vanst-2

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