After realizing the mistake of whipping these buttonhole stitches, today, a few more samples were worked with the reversed buttonhole stitches.

46.94.reversed buttonhole bar-sampler3

46.94.reversed buttonhole bar-sampler3

6.The first row is up and down buttonhole stitch over which this stitch was worked in pink. In the second sample, two rows of reversed buttonhole stitches are worked over closely worked buttonhole stitch. Reversed buttonhole stitches are worked over basque stitch in the third sample.

46.94.revbholest-6

46.94.revbholest-6

7.Reversed buttonhole stitches worked over two stitches in the first sample, again with an urge to work a braid, two rows of reversed buttonhole stitches are worked together over arrow head stitches in the second sample. I like this variation. Zigzag coral stitch worked with reversed buttonhole bar in the third row.

46.94.revbholest-7

46.94.revbholest-7

8.These samples are embellished with glass beads.

46.94.revbholest-8

46.94.revbholest-8

This sampler was completed.

46.94.reversed buttonhole bar sampler

46.94.reversed buttonhole bar sampler

I learnt and explored so many stitches in this challenge. My sampler with all the TAST 2013 stitches is thirty two feet long now. I am hoping that SharonB will introduce many more stitches. Her step by step approach has been easy to comprehend and follow.
I have developed a liking for samplers, [earlier I thought they did not have any practical purpose], I have also learnt it is only by working and exploring a stitch I can really learn it. I have my own library of stitches with these samples. I have also gained some confidence to learn new things.
I have this dream to learn other ethnic embroideries, crochet, tatting, then work some samplers for reference. For this I need to manage the time, which is the first and foremost thing. My time is divided between designing and embroidering tunics and TAST challenge.
Then choose the types of embroidery which I want to learn, for this I need to segregate what I want [I want all of them!] and more importantly what I don’t want [which is very difficult]. I am still in the browsing the net mode.
Lots of work to do.

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