47.portuguese border stitch


The stitch sampler is completed after working these three samples with other TAST stitches.
The other TAST stitches- Italian border stitch and berry stitch in the first row. French knots and buttonhole wheel variation in the second row. Pekinese and pistil stitch in the third row.

47.porborst2-5a

47.porborst2-5a

With Portuguese border stitch

47.porborst2-5b

47.porborst2-5b

I like the look of this stitch, it looks like a braid when worked closely. And I thoroughly enjoyed working on this sampler.

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After setting the proper method to work this stitch, I worked some more samples on this stitch sampler.

47.portuguese borderst-sampler2

47.portuguese borderst-sampler2

3. I tried widening the stitch by working the alternate bars with a break in between in the first row. The second row is laced with rimjim thread. The third row is whipped with pink thread on both sides.

47.porborst2-3

47.porborst2-3

4a. I started some combination with other TAST stitches. I wanted to work whipped chain stitch. Sheaf stitch and whipped bars with Portuguese border stitch. The rows without Portuguese border stitch-

47.porborst2-4a

47.porborst2-4a

4b.With Portuguese border stitch-

47.porborst2-4b

47.porborst2-4b

The 47th week stitch is Portuguese border stitch on the TAST 2012 stitch challenge by SharonB. This stitch featured in the earlier TAST challenge. Looking at the condition of my samples, it would not be right to say I have done this before.
The first problem was the cone thread was not the ideal thread to work this stitch. While writing my post, I found from SharonB’s related post, the stitch should be worked differently. The needle should move outwards and not inwards as I have done.
I’ll take care of it from the next sample. hoping that this method would be easier.
The sampler of Portuguese border stitch worked inwards-

47.portuguese borderst-sampler1

47.portuguese borderst-sampler1

1.The first row is basic stitch! Two lines of this stitch worked together in opposite directions. The third row is half- Portuguese border stitch.

47.poborst2-1

47.poborst2-1

2.The stitch worked in a curve in the first row. The stitch is worked in two colours alternatively at an angle. The thread goes around the bar three times instead of two in the third row.

47.porborst2-2

47.porborst2-2