The method of working this stitch is on SharonB ‘s Pintangle. It looked pretty easy, when looking at the samples. So I decided to work this stitch on leaves and flowers. Rope stitch was used for the stem.

35.129.lock st-1

35.129.lock st-1

After working the design with lock stitches, other stitches were also added – detached chains, pistil, french knots, herringbone, buttonhole, coral stitches-

35.129.lock st-2

35.129.lock st-2

Other stitches here are- feather stitch, quarter buttonhole, french knots, fly, oyster, scroll, linked chain

35.129.lock st-3

35.129.lock st-3

The other stitches- chain stitch, running stitch, arrow head stitches.

35.129lockst-4

35.129lockst-4

Two flowers also got detached chain and pistil stitches worked around them. Perle cotton# 8 was used with some fine silk thread. I controlled the urge to work this stitch as a band sampler and worked this piece. I need to practice this stitch more to gain more control.

35.129.lock stitch sampler

35.129.lock stitch sampler

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