I was able to complete this stitch sampler today. the working of this beaded fern stitch is on SharonB’s Pintangle. The completed sampler.

41.135.beaded fern stitch sampler

41.135.beaded fern stitch sampler

I wanted to combine some other stitches with this stitch to build seams. But first started with the variations of the beading treatments of this stitch.

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41.135.bfernst-1

To work the stitch combinations, other stitches were first worked on the sampler.

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41.135.bfernst-a

The first row, is with herringbone combination, the second row with up and down buttonhole stitch, the third row with half buttonhole wheels and the fourth row with feather stitch.

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41.135.bfenst-2

First tried some motifs with, square herringbones, whipped wheel and long tailed chain stitch and then moved on to  work rows with stem stitch curls, and running stitch.

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41.35.bfernst-3

Beaded fern stitch with other stitches-laced straight stitches, chain stitch curls and linked chain and back stitch outline the beaded fern stitch in the last row.

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41.135.bfernst-4

I enjoyed working on this stitch sampler. Other stitches are worked in polyester thread. The beaded fern stitches were worked in green cotton skein. The beads I have are too small for the tapestry# 26 to pass through. For now, I am using beading needle to work  stitches with beads.

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