September 2018


The work on stitch challenges are still lagging in this week too. This is the last week on the current Beyond TAST challenge. I am hoping to start on SSS challenge stitch today.
The embroidery on Aqua green was completed and the tunic is with the tailor.
My friend had a red and black raw silk tunic stitched, the red fabric needs to be lengthier than it is now.
An idea of filling squares diagonally with herringbone stitch starts with 2cms marking on the black fabric.
WIPW191-redblatp-1
I am using two strands of cotton skein[same colour as the red fabric], I may have to work a row of back or chain stitch over it. The space is too much for the right tension. A thicker or more strands would have helped, but it would have raised the embroidery, which is not required.

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I am consistent in writing the post late on Wednesdays. This week other than stitching, roaming around also happened.
The Beyond TAST challenge is in the same place as last week. The status of the SSS challenge is also the same. I have two stitches to learn and work on them.
The progress was on this aqua green tunic. The flowers were worked in pink cotton skein. Satin stitch in two strands.
WIPW190-aqgreepinkt-3
I should start  working on Beyond TAST challenge at least this week.

I am late again in posting the the progress of this week.
For some reason Beyond TAST challenge is not progressing well. The ideas come and go, it is hard to bring them into stitching. I thought this filing stitches would be easy. Hoping for more progress this week.
I completed sham hem stitch sampler on SSS challenge. Yet to start on this week’s stitch.
The work on aqua green cotton tunic is going well. After the stems, it is time to work the leaves, I didn’t have  to search for the right stitch, it is fish bone stitch from SSS challenge.
WIPW189-aqgreepinkt-2
The leaves are completed. The work on flowers will start tomorrow.

This was an easy stitch to work. The working is on Queenie’s blog. Seeing the stitch was easy to work, doubts came that I am may not be working this stitch properly, but after seeing Queenie’s samples, I think it is okay.
I started with the basic stitch is the first row, the zigzag stitches are worked closely in the second row, and the stitches are wider in the third row. I like the second sample.
SSS.72.shhemst-1
These are the basic zigzag variations on which the stitches are to be worked.
SSS.72.shhemst-2a
After working the sham hem stitches.
SSS.72.shhemst-2b
The three ways double zigzag stitches are worked first.
SSS.72.shhemst-3a
The sham hem stitches are worked over these stitch rows.
SSS.72.shhemst-3b
These are Bosnian stitch, Cretan stitch and Chevron stitch rows. I thought these stitches would be perfect to work sham hem stitches.
SSS.72.shhemst-4a
Other than working the legs of Cretan stitches shorter, these stitches are apt for this stitch, may be feather and herringbone stitches  up and  down buttonhole stitches can also be used.
SSS.72.shhemst-4b
The sampler.
SSS.72.sham hem stitch
This stitch seems like whipping. Queenie’s sample worked in same thread resembles Spanish feather stitch. This stitch shows so many options.