design sampler


This week’s stitch on SSS challenge is Knotted satin stitch. This a broad version of rope stitch. The working of the stitch is explained in Queenie’s blog.
I have been interested in glazig embroidery. The name was known through Pinterest. It is contemporary, and colourful. Lots of room for creativity too. This person- Pascal Jaouen seems to have started this according to my knowledge. I may be wrong.
This Glazig embroidery is so attractive and inspiring. A notion of merging this week’s stitch and this embroidery seemed appealing. The project is for a string bag.
The colours-
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Started working knotted satin stitch on this new peacock.
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Still struggling for neat stitches. It is time to use the rope stitch for eyes and curves.
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While work the stitches realized that, it could take quite a bit of time to complete the whole design. Should have controlled my enthusiasm before starting a medium size project like this. After working the outlines with rope stitch, this project is stopped for this challenge.
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Though the mastering of this stitch is still far away, I am consoling myself with the idea that this is a study of the stitch.
There are two other challenges in Facebook- A year in stitches and Just one stitch. This project can be used for that. A little bit of stitching everyday might get this project completed. It will be good to have a creative project going on the side.

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This stitch has been on to do list for quite some time. Now it is introduced as this week’s stitch on Sunday stitch school challenge. The working of the stitch is on Queenie’s blog.
The samples and variations of earlier stitches of this challenge were worked as band samplers. This being a linear stitch, it might be an echo of those samples. So, the idea is to work this stitch on a pattern for a needle book. After pondering over the designs, a European folk design was chosen. The stitch was worked with anchor cotton skein #46.
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Though it is the first time, this stitch was tried, it is an easy stitch to work. The repetitive movements were so relaxing, that I could enjoy and appreciate the beauty of the stitch. This is quite rare because, there is always a compulsion to complete a particular colour, design or project, that leaves me speculating whether that particular piece was gratifying by itself.
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It is easy to work this stitch on straight lines, curves, points. Two strands of skeins are used to work this stitch. More number of strands or perle cotton may give a bolder and brighter look.
Now this piece needs to be sewn into a needle book.

After working the last few samples the fancy bobbin edging sampler was completed.

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2.31.142.fancy bobbin edging sampler

This sample was worked with basic buttonhole stitch rows.

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2.31.142.faboed-11a

It was enhanced with fancy bobbin edging.

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2.31.142.faboed-11b

This sample is filled with freely worked fancy bobbin edging stitches.

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2.31.142.faboed-12

A variation of buttonhole stitches with fancy bobbin edging are worked on this sample.

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2.31.142.faboed-13

Bugle beads are used in this sample.

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2.31.142.faboed-14

In this sample after working buttonhole variations, the green stone is embellished with one row of  detached fancy bobbin edging worked over back stitch. This embellishing the stone idea was seen in Mary’s needle n thread site in one of her projects. I used a stone with holes which can be attached to the fabric before working the stitch.

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2.31.142.faboed-15

Sometimes it was interesting and stimulating, but at other times it was also demanding and draining. I used #7 crewel needle and chenille needle. The threads were taken from the used pile. With a very small stash of perle cotton or other kind of threads, I mainly use stranded cotton. On the whole it was an interesting project to work.

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I have been working on this week’s challenge stitch on TAST 2016 – fancy bobbin edging. This sampler is taking some time work. This design sampler was started with the thinking buttonhole edging would be faster and lots of variations can be tested. Only two or three samples are worked each day.

The next set of samples-

The centre of this sample is worked with a buttonhole filling. Fancy bobbin edging is worked on two buttonhole variations in green and yellow perle cotton.

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2.31.142.faboed-8

Fancy bobbin edging is used on basque stitch on this design. Basque stitch seems like a pretty buttonhole variation.

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2.31.142.faboed-9

The centre paisley is filled with buttonhole wheels. The inner outlines is worked with two rows of fancy bobbin edging facing each other. The outline in brown is worked with basic buttonhole stitch and the fancy bobbin edging is worked over it. The extra dimension produced in this method is interesting.

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2.31.142.faboed-10

I couldn’t work on this sampler today.

The idea of working on this design is to experiment the buttonhole stitch variations with fancy bobbin edging. In this sample scalloped buttonhole edging is worked in six strands of cotton skeins.

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Triangular buttonhole and buttonhole stitches worked in varying heights are tested on this design.

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2.31.142.faboed-8

Not much of a progress was made today. It is cloudy here.

This week on TAST 2016 challenge we have this decorative edge. It is an easy stitch to work. The working of the stitch is on Pintangle.
This sampler was started yesterday.
This time I decided to work the samples on a paisley design. The first sample is fancy bobbin buttonhole wheels on the outline worked in three strands of cotton skein and two rows of this stitch with perle cotton inside the paisley. The stitch does not look ornamental with three strands of cotton skein.

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2.31.142.faboed-1

This paisley is outlined with this stitch in six strands of cotton skein. This could be better.

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2.31.142.faboed-2

After working on these two samples yesterday, this morning started on the next sample. This sample is not fancy bobbin edging, but knotted buttonhole stitch. I noticed this mistake after working two samples.
May be it will be better to imagine this as fancy bobbin edging. The length of the stitches are smaller, the centre is worked in alternatively worked butthole stitches similar to feather stitch.

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2.31.142.faboed-3

I did not realize the mistake even on this sample.

The outline is worked in two colours alternatively, a variation of alternatively worked closed and basic buttonhole is worked inside the outline, next row of this stitch is worked in the spaces left by the earlier row. The centre line in yellow was worked by passing underneath the earlier row. These two samples are worked in six strands of cotton skeins.

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2.31.142.faboed-4

The inner curves are worked in this fancy bobbin edging with six strands of cotton skein. The outline is worked in perle cotton and whipped with cotton skein.

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2.31.142.faboed-5

The centre is filled with fancy bobbin edging, similar to buttonhole filling stitch. The scalloped outline is worked in stranded cotton. The paisley outline is worked in polyester thread. The idea for this fancy bobbin edging is crossed buttonhole stitch.

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2.31.142.faboed-6

Hoping to work on rest of the design tomorrow.

One project was completed and two projects are progressing slowly during this week.
The embroidery and bead embellishment on the centre piece of the red chanderi tunic was completed. I had seen some collections by the designer Sabyasachi Mukerjee. His bridal collections of sarees and lehangas are heavily embellished with sequins and beads. The embellishing part of this project was inspired by this collection.

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WIPW60-redchant-6

Working on this piece did not sanction much time for sampler book project. But this project being a long term one was supposed to progress on a slow pace. Progress made during this week.

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WIPW60-ESBP-2

After pondering over this sampler book idea for some time has given rise to another sampler book idea on black work embroidery. I have some matti cloth bought in India which is not ideal for any cross stitch or black work projects. I have used them for working TAST samplers. Marking squares with pencil on this cloth was started yesterday.

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WIPW60-BWSB

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