This month’s challenge by Sharon is a new thing for me. TAST challenge was helpful in exploring and studying so many stitches.
While browsing the huge Stitch dictionary of Sharon, I lose the purpose of the challenge every time and keep looking at the eye candy!

Each and every time I read the instructions and guidelines for this month’s challenge, I don’t know where to start and how to go about it. Puzzling over is not really challenge I suppose. I have decided to take baby steps and see where it leads to.
Started with cretan stitch.
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Explored further with other shapes.  Kutch work influence can be seen in these samples!
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After interlacing the hexagon shape in the first sample, tried working the cretan stitches from the same point, but different angles in the second sample. The herringbone square is expanded in the third sample. Two interlocking herringbone triangles are worked in the green sample, this led to crossing at the centre the four herringbone stitches in the yellow sample. The last sample is Algerian eye worked with fly stitches.
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Algerian eye worked with long tailed detached chains, pistil stitches and long tailed cross stitches.
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The samples-

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Filling a shape with other isolated stitches seems like an interesting concept.

 

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