28.76.Vandyke stitch


These samples are worked by varying the height of the stitches and keeping the number of stitches from three to seven. The first sample is worked vertically and the rest horizontally. I like this stitch worked in conical shape with a twist in the middle.

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28.76.vanst-6

This was an easy stitch to work, but needed to effort to maintain evenness of the stitch which I couldn’t achieve in most part of the sampler. The smaller versions look better.

The whole sampler.

28.76.vandyke stitch sampler

28.76.vandyke stitch sampler

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Working Vandyke stitch as a line stitch, other stitches are worked with it in these samples.

28.76.vandyke st- sampler2

28.76.vandyke st- sampler2

3. The other stitches  here are-sailor stitch, Portuguese stem stitch, Portuguese border stitch and sheaf stitch.

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28.76.vanst-3

4. The other stitches worked in this part of the sampler are-
Buttonhole stitch, french knots, herringbone, coral and wrapped coral stitches and fly stitches.

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28.76.vanst-4

5. Still not getting the Vandyke stitches neat. Bordering with other stitches-
Twisted chain stitches, basque stitch[ started with top knotted buttonhole ], triangular feather stitch, berry stitches and pistil stitches.

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28.76.vanst-5

I was on vacation when this stitch was announced on TAST 2013 stitch challenge by SharonB. I had worked this stitch during a previous TAST challenge, still I want to explore this stitch some more.

28.76.vandyke st-sampler1

28.76.vandyke st-sampler1

1.In the first sample, one side of the central chain stitch is whipped. In the second sample, a wide version of Vandyke stitch is worked and pink thread is woven through it.

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28.76.vanst-1

2. I worked Vandyke stitch as leaves and stems and various TAST stitches to create these motif patterns. The other stitches used here are-
Detached chain stitch, woven detached chain stitch, french knots, Italian border stitch, raised cross stitch flower, pistil stitch, stem stitch [stem], buttonhole wheel, bullion knot, whipped wheel, laced square herringbone, slipped detached chain, cast on stitch and arrowhead stitch. phew!

28.76.vanst-2

28.76.vanst-2