21.butterfly chains stitch2

Today I did some more butterfly chain stitch samples. These were also done in combination with other stitches.
The last part of the sampler.

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The details-
8. after working a row of butterfly chain stitches, a row a of herringbone stitch is worked beneath it.

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9. first, three fly stitches are worked together in two directions and butterfly chain stitches are worked on their tails. This way ,one side has a fuller look.


10. a row of zigzag back stitch is worked over a row of butterfly chain stitches.

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11. a row of three individual herringbone stitches are worked together , over them butterfly chain stitches are worked on both sides .


12. three butterfly stitches are worked together to form a motif. This variation was a surprise.


13. I tried working whipped wheel stitch on both sides of butterfly chain stitches.


14. this is a combination of butterfly chain stitch with stem stitch.


15. the butterfly chain stitch with beads.


This week’s TAST 2012 challenge stitch, butterfly chain sampler is completed with this row. This stitch was an easy stitch to work with. I worked the straight stitches in cotton skeins and the twisted chain in perle cotton. This striped cloth was too bright to work with more colour combinations, a lighter colour would have given me more options. I learnt this lesson from this.

I had done some variations of this butterfly chain stitch when it was part of the earlier TAST challenge. This time around, I tried working this stitch with other stitches.
The variations done so far,



1. the first row, three rows of butterfly chain stitches, the second row, I tried working butterfly chain on buttonhole stitch.


2. two versions for working butterfly chain stitches between two rows of buttonhole stitches.


3.butterfly chain stitch is worked between two rows of chain stitches.


4. A long tailed detached chain stitch is worked between the straight stitches, and butterfly chain stitch is worked on it.


5. Long tailed fly stitch is worked between the straight stitches, and then the butterfly chain stitches are done on them.


6.Butterfly chain stitch is worked along with double cross stitch.


Will try some more combinations.

This week’s stitch of the TAST 2012 Challenge by SharonB is butterfly chain stitch.
Before thinking of working on this stitch this week, I thought of posting the earlier variations done with this stitch , for a previous challenge.

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This stitch was part of the first TAST challenge, which was re-run on stitchinfingers in 2009, I participated then and worked some variations of this stitch. I was not blogging very seriously then, so did not post this stitch here.
1. The first two lines , I was practicing this stitch, the third row, the butterfly chain stitch was done alternatively on two and three straight stitches.


2. The first row, long and short straight stitches are tied with butterfly chain stitch. In the next row the straight stitch in the middle is longer than the corner two.


3. This is also a straight stitch variation, one stitch is the same as the previous row , another one , the corner stitches are longer than the middle one. The next row , is done with four straight stitches, the middle ones shorter than the corner ones.


4.in the first row, the three straight stitches are worked from short to long, in the next row,another variation of straight stitches are worked on two levels and the butterfly chain is worked on them in zigzag pattern.


5.in the first row, long  straight stitches are worked, and the butterfly chain stitches are worked in two colours in zigzag pattern. In the next row, the straight stitches originate from the same point and fan out in opposite directions and the butterfly chain stitches are worked in zigzag pattern .


6.First row, the straight stitches are long, and two rows of butterfly chain stitches are worked on alternate set of straight stitches. The next row is a trial of five straight stitches of varying heights, does not look so great though!


7.This is a variation of working butterfly chain stitches in a square.


8. the first row, the straight stitches are worked diagonally, and butterfly chain stitches are worked on them. The last row , are the trials of working butterfly chain stitch in a square.