This week’s stitch on the TAST 2013 challenge by SharonB is turkman stitch or closed feather stitch. No doubt, this is a simple stitch to work. The stitch samples are worked on gray fabric with holes.
The sampler till now-

38.86.turkman st sampler1

38.86.turkman st sampler1

1.The basic turkman stitch is worked in the first row, followed by a wider version of this stitch. I tried working the stitches very closely to get a braid effect in the third row, not neat but not bad either, I would say.

38.86.turkst-1

38.86.turkst-1

2.The wider version and the narrow version are worked alternatively in the first row. Both edges are whipped in the second row, the inner stitch alone is whipped in the third row.

38.86.turkst-2

38.86.turkst-2

3. the turkman stitch is laced with the lacing thread twisted decoratively outside the stitch in the first row, and lacing thread goes up and down once [like weave] in each stitch in the second row, in the third row, I tried to change the direction of the inner thread by alternatively changing the journey[top first, then bottom, bottom first and then the top]. Explaining this is difficult, working it is not. Try this out.

38.86.turkst-3

38.86.turkst-3

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