SSS stitch challenge


Queenie in her  blog mentions that this stitch’s origin is from India. I didn’t know that. Remember seeing this stitch on some embroideries, but thought it was a creative fly stitch. The working is on Queenie’s blog. This stitch was posted there few weeks ago. When this sampler was started this week, I worked the first three rows slightly differently [forgot to check], then decided to check, finding the stitches are connected, again started from the fourth row.
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After working one sample in the right way, the second sample is worked alternatively with the stitch and its inverse.
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In the first sample the anklet stitch and its inverse are worked on top of each other to form a pattern. The stitches are worked horizontal to form a line in the last row. This matti cloth was not an ideal choice for this stitch. A plain cloth would have given allowance to work the stitches in an imaginative way.
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The samplerSSS.86. Anklet stitch sampler

 

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This past week I have been trying to work stitches from SSS challenge. So far the stitches are easy. It is sometime since this challenge was worked. The working of this crown stitch is on Queenie’s blog.
It is a simple stitch, I wanted to get the rhythm of the stitch is the first row. Then started with varying the last stitch on this stitch arrangement. Short stitches were worked in the first variation, extra lengthy stitches in the second variation, the stitches are curved in the third variation, two stitches are worked instead of one in the fourth variation, the stitch goes under the central stitch alone in the fifth variation. Circled around the three stitches in the sixth variation, the seventh variation as linear stitch has half worked with herringbone stitch on one side, the crown stitch is worked in two shades in the eighth variation.
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Now experimenting with the three straight stitches starts-
Four stitches are worked instead of three on the first variation, then five stitches were tried in the second variation, the stitches are short in the third variation, longer stitches form the fourth variation,
In the last four variations the central stitches are different embroidery stitches- fly, detached chain, pistil stitch and berry stitch.
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I really enjoyed working this stitch sampler. The crown stitch gives scope for possibilities. The whole sampler-sss.79. crown stitch sampler

 

This was a productive week. Project work is moving slowly, but it is moving. I also started working on latest SSS challenge stitches. The Beyond TAST challenge stitches till yesterday, were already  worked before on earlier TAST challenges.
The navy blouse has three medium size motifs on each sleeve. I have few brocade blouses for sarees. These are quite good, but simplicity does not coexist with brocade. So an embroidery which can represent subtle idea of brocade is the theme here. The work so far is slow, but feeling satisfied-
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This is the bluish green crepe fabric, for which a small border was drawn last week, the border pattern was traced on to the black fabric. When this project will be started, depends on the progress of the navy blue blouse, if that work becomes monotonous, I can start on this project. This design has stones and zardosi beads.

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I have never heard or seen this stitch before. This simple stitch arrangement is posted on Queenie’s blog here.
The samples were stitched with polyester thread. The sampler starts with straight stitches.
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Pistil stitches, double chain stitches and bullion stitches are worked in this part of the sampler.
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Long tailed chain, twisted satin, buttonhole, chained buttonhole and fly stitches are worked here.
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The sampler-
SSS. 69. Point Russe stitch sampler

I went to India for a week, returned 3 days ago. I am working on Beyond TAST challenge now.
Mirror work will start on this embroidered border. Open chain stitch is worked in white thread and the chain stitch outline in silver thread.
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This stitch was not an easy to work. The working of the stitch is on Queenie’s blog. Her samples are lovely.
Two things could have helped- a fixed hoop and perle cotton thread.
I was using a hand hoop and cotton skein to work this stitch. The result-
SSS. 76. Looped flower stitch
The past week was stitch free week, being Navrathri festival. This stitch was learnt on the tenth day, hoping for successful use of this stitch in the future.

When I first saw the working of this stitch, it looked like a variation of feather stitch. Further reading led to the idea of learning another new stitch. It does have common aspects with feather stitch. The working of the stitch is here on Queenie’s blog.
Started the first sample with the basic stitch, extended the space between two sides in the second sample, and worked the sides more closely in the third sample.
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The extensions are growing longer in the first sample, two extensions are worked together to form this variation in the second row.
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In the 1st sample, the stitches extending on both sides are worked slightly apart, making the line look  like wave. The second sample, I wanted to play with the extensions- make them vertical on one side, it did not work well.
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More extensions are added in the first sample. And I seem to have worked the fourth sample again in the 2nd row!
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The extensions are angled and are not worked in straight line in the first row. This variation is quite interesting.  Two Maidenhair stitch rows are worked together in the last sample.
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The sampler-
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It was an easy stitch to work. Whipping the stitch, adding french knots are two interesting additions to this stitch.

 

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