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I had done this stitch sampler as a part of chain stitch varieties earlier in 2012. That sampler is posted here. The method of working this stitch is on SharonB’s blog. First part of the sampler worked this time-

3.97.shell chain st-sampler1

3.97.shell chain st-sampler1

1.The basic stitch is worked in the first row. Two rows of this stitches are worked together in the second sample. One more stitch is added to the basic stitch in the third sample.

3.97.shellchst-1

3.97.shellchst-1

2.The first row is laced with six strands of cotton skein. The shell chain stitch is worked alternatively on both sides in the second sample. the stitch is  worked in a curve in the third sample.

3.97.shellchst-2

3.97.shellchst-2

3. This stitch is worked on bars to get the effect of raised chain stitch in the first row. Instead of working the shell stitches on single chain stitch, they are worked on berry stitch in the second row.in the third row, the shells are worked on linked chain stitch in the third row.

3.97.shellchst-3

3.97.shellchst-3

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The members of the 100 details in 200 days group on stitchin fingers are working on different seams. This seam which interested me is also by Elaine Wilding.

100 details-SF-seam2 drawing

100 details-SF-seam2 drawing

The stitches are buttonhole stitch and french knots.

100 details- SF-seam2 stitches

100 details- SF-seam2 stitches

Small brown beads are couched and fancy wood beads are tacked down on this seam.

100 details-SF-seam2

100 details-SF-seam2

Today the woven zigzag chain stitch sampler was completed with these samples.
Two detached chain stitches are worked at an angle on one side of the woven zigzag chain stitch in the first row. Round gold beads and copper bugle beads are added to the last two rows.

27.75.wzzchainst-3

27.75.wzzchainst-3

The whole sampler

27.75.woven zigzag chain stitch sampler

27.75.woven zigzag chain stitch sampler

I used variegated cone threads to work this sampler. I like the woven effect of this stitch. The way it stands out also makes it an attractive stitch.

Got scared of 33rd week stitch- cast on stitch, so jumped on to 34th week stitch of the TAST 2012 stitch challenge by SharonB- linked double chain. This seems to be an easy stitch.
The progress of the sampler-

34.linked double chain st sampler1

The details.1. the first row is the basic stitch. In the second row, longer version of this stitch is worked. The third is the shorter version of the stitch.

34.lidochst-1

2. in the first row, the twisted chain stitches are longer than the double chain stitches, in the second row, the double chains are worked longer than the twisted chain stitches, two lines of linked double chain are worked together in the third row.

34.lidochst-2

3. the first row of linked double chain stitch is laced with rimjim thread. In the second row, the second  chain stitches are worked outside the twisted chain stitches. Two single chain stitches are worked after each double chain in the third row.

34.lidochst-3

There is new ‘posta photo’ challenge announced on stitchinfingers.The name-‘fly stitch’.this time I could join the challenge,because I have a fly stitch sampler.

 I worked this sampler  2009 for TAST challenge by Sharon.I enjoyed doing this stitch.It can be done for many of the decorative seams

.I still haven’t completed a single stitch challenge so far, but I like the idea of challenge,it is something to- look forward, learn,plan,create, work, and achieve.I like the idea of not completing -less stressful that way. So that we can enjoy doing what we like in a organised manner.

Now, I have  to take up the TAST1 AND TAST2  stitches. I also  have to  do a post on ‘triple chain ‘ stitch sampler.

Stitch sampler wallpaper