38.86.turkman stitch


A few more variations of this stitch were worked on the sampler today.

38.86.turkman st sampler2

38.86.turkman st sampler2

4.I started working long turkman stitches in the first row, then tried to work the long and short version in the second row and pathetically failed! To compensate for that I tried twisting the bottom feather stitches in the third row – this row soothed me a bit.

38.86.turkst-4

38.86.turkst-4

5.Two step closed feather stitches are worked on the bottom and basic closed feather stitch  was worked on the top on the first row. Gaining some confidence, I worked two step feather stitches on top and bottom in the second row. The third row has up and down feather stitches worked at the bottom.

38.86.turkst-5

38.86.turkst-5

6.Detached chain stitches are worked over the middle thread in the first row. Arrowhead stitches and pistil stitches are worked over turkman stitch in the second row. Alternate tiurkman stitches are tied down in the last row.

38.86.turkst-6

38.86.turkst-6

This is an easy stitch to work, I like the braided look when the stitches are worked closely. The stitch sampler was completed after working these samples.

38.86.turkman stitch sampler

38.86.turkman stitch sampler

This week’s stitch on the TAST 2013 challenge by SharonB is turkman stitch or closed feather stitch. No doubt, this is a simple stitch to work. The stitch samples are worked on gray fabric with holes.
The sampler till now-

38.86.turkman st sampler1

38.86.turkman st sampler1

1.The basic turkman stitch is worked in the first row, followed by a wider version of this stitch. I tried working the stitches very closely to get a braid effect in the third row, not neat but not bad either, I would say.

38.86.turkst-1

38.86.turkst-1

2.The wider version and the narrow version are worked alternatively in the first row. Both edges are whipped in the second row, the inner stitch alone is whipped in the third row.

38.86.turkst-2

38.86.turkst-2

3. the turkman stitch is laced with the lacing thread twisted decoratively outside the stitch in the first row, and lacing thread goes up and down once [like weave] in each stitch in the second row, in the third row, I tried to change the direction of the inner thread by alternatively changing the journey[top first, then bottom, bottom first and then the top]. Explaining this is difficult, working it is not. Try this out.

38.86.turkst-3

38.86.turkst-3