TAST 2013


This is another feather stitch variation which makes a heavy border which was part of TAST 2013 Challenge by SharonB. The working is on her blog.

44.92.crossed feather st-sampler1

44.92.crossed feather st-sampler1

The sampler started with the basic crossed feather stitch in the first row, the stitch worked in two colours in the second row, and the broad version of straight feather stitch crossed with narrow version of the same in the third row.

44.92.crfeatherst-2

44.92.crfeatherst-2

The longer feather stitches are crossed with short feather stitches in the first row, the feather stitch with different heights on one side is crossed with another feather stitch in the second row.

44.92.crfeatherst-2

44.92.crfeatherst-2

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I used the same variegated cone thread to work some more samples of this stitch.

43.91.straight feather st-sampler2

43.91.straight feather st-sampler2

4.Two rows of straight feather stitch are worked together in these samples.

43.91.stfeatherst-4

43.91.stfeatherst-4

5.After working a wider version of this in the first row, herringbone stitch is worked over it. Buttonhole stitch was worked over the straight feather stitch line in the second row. The inner skeleton [?] is whipped in the third row. This last row looked like a braid, to remember the working, I took pictures.

43.91.stfeatherst-5

43.91.stfeatherst-5

The working of the last row is done this way. Going back with the needle once-

43.91.stfeatherst-5wip1

43.91.stfeatherst-5wip1

again going back with the needle under the next one .. The same treatment was continued to get this braid.

43.91.stfeatherst-5wip2

43.91.stfeatherst-5wip2

6.Detached chain stitches and french knots are worked over straight feather stitch rows in these samples.

43.91.stfeatherts-6

43.91.stfeatherts-6

7.A narrow version of the stitch worked over the wider version. The place for this sample would have been appropriate on crossed feather stitch sampler I suppose. One side of the straight feather stitch was twisted in the second row. Getting too adventurous I tried twisting both the feather stitches in the last row. Not a good idea. Still when I wonder how this row was worked in future, reading this might help.

43.91.stfeatherst-7

43.91.stfeatherst-7

I stopped here. A simple stitch which can enhance many embroidery pieces. The complete sampler

43.91.straight feather stitch sampler

43.91.straight feather stitch sampler

I started with 91st week stitch on TAST 2013 stitch challenge by SharonB. This a variation of feather stitch, pop in to know this stitch on Sharon’s blog. When I was working feather stitch sampler some of the samples were straight feather stitch, which I am trying not to repeat here. The first part of the sampler-
 

43.91.straight feather st-sampler1

43.91.straight feather st-sampler1

1.The first sample is the basic straight feather stitch , the second and the third ones are the wider and narrower versions of the same.
 

43.91.stfeatherst-1

43.91.stfeatherst-1

2.After working the closed version of this stitch in the first row, the straight feather stitches are whipped on both sides in the second row and laced in the third row.
 

43.91.stfeatherst-2

43.91.stfeatherst-2

3.Straight feather stitch  is closed on one side and open on the other side in the first row, the stitches are worked in varying heights on one side in the second row. Two step straight feather stitches are worked on one side in the third row.
 

43.91.stfeatherst-3

43.91.stfeatherst-3

I saw on Annet’s and queenie’s blog this twisted satin being worked on two satin stitches, with different colours and twisted more prominently. I loved them all.  Since by then I had completed this sampler, these treatments have to be incorporated elsewhere.

 

41.89.twisted satin st sampler2

41.89.twisted satin st sampler2

3.Twisted satin stitches are worked over fly stitches in the first row, with wheat ear stitch in the second row and with Italian border stitch in the third row.

41.89.twsatinst-3

41.89.twsatinst-3

I tried working this twisted satin as fillings.

4. The first sample has twisted satin and Algerian eye stitch, horizontal and vertical twisted satin stitches are worked in the second sample, Twisted satin stitches are angled in the third sample, back stitch diamonds, french knots and twisted satin form the fourth sample, twisted satin with chain stitch is the fifth sample.

41.89.twsatinst-4

41.89.twsatinst-4

5.Twisted satin stitches are worked in two levels with triangular feather stitch in the first row, slanted twisted satin stitches are worked with buttonhole stitch in the second row, and they are worked with zigzag coral stitch in the last row.

41.89.twsatinst-5

41.89.twsatinst-5

With these combinations, this sampler was completed. An easy stitch. I enjoyed working this stitch as filling stitch. There are so many possibilities which are waiting to be explored in this filling stitches. The whole sampler-

41.89.twisted satin stitc sampler

41.89.twisted satin stitc sampler

 

 

 

Twisted satin stitch and its beaded version were announced together on the TAST challenge by SharonB. I first worked on the twisted beaded satin stitch before leaving for India. After returning I have started with this stitch. Twisted satin stitch is combined with other stitches in this sampler.

41.89.twisted satin st-sampler1

41.89.twisted satin st-sampler1

1.Starting with the angled long and short twisted satin stitch in the first row, the twisting threads are either long or shorter than the basic satin stitch in the second row. The third row has variations of twisted satin stitch grouped together.

41.89.twsatinst-1

41.89.twsatinst-1

2. Twisted satin stitches are combined with-herringbone stitch, triangular feather stitch variation and knotted cretan stitch in these samples

41.89.twsatinst-2

41.89.twsatinst-2

The working of this week’s stitch is on SharonB’s blog. I worked this isolated stitch with other TAST stitches in this sampler.

42.90.twisted satin with bead sampler

42.90.twisted satin with bead sampler

1.The twisted satin stitch with beads are worked with stem stitch curve, herringbone stitch, buttonhole wheel, Algerian eye and fly stitches,

42.90.twsatbead-1

42.90.twsatbead-1

2.The other stitches that form the motifs in the first row are, bullion knots, French knots, pistil stitches and arrowhead stitch worked as a star. The second row has chain stitch circles, Italian border stitches, basque and buttonhole stitches worked in circles. The twisted satin with beads are worked with these stitches.

42.90.twsatbead-2

42.90.twsatbead-2

3. Set of five and eight twisted satin with beads are  worked in the first two samples, Cretan stitch worked as a triangle and square herringbone are other stitches in the next two samples in the first row. The second row has detached chain stitches, set of three beads, woven cross stitch and chevron stitch worked as a square

42.90.twsatbead-3

42.90.twsatbead-3

Before working the beaded twisted satin stitches, the other stitches were worked on this sampler-

42.90.twsatbead-basic

42.90.twsatbead-basic

I prefer to work the satin stitch with tapestry needle and perle cotton or the cone thread and the beads with thinner thread. It is time consuming, but better than trying to insert the bead to a thicker needle. Maybe, after working with # 5 perle cotton I could change my view.
For now looking forward to the next week’s stitch and catching up with last week’s twisted satin stitch.

This  another version of working the picots on buttonhole stitches. Picots are worked with chain stitches, similar to crochet picot. The working of this is on SharonB’s blog. Picots are more neat and manageable in this version.
After working picots over few variations of buttonhole stitches and I moved on to working other TAST stitches into this stitch sampler.

40.88.buttonhole picot chain sampler

40.88.buttonhole picot chain sampler

1.Picots are worked on closed buttonhole stitch in the first sample. Two rows of buttonhole picots are facing each other in the second sample. Picots are worked over another buttonhole stitch variation in the third sample.

40.88 bupicotc-1

40.88 bupicotc-1

2. Herringbone stitch is worked over buttonhole picot in the first row. Buttonhole picots are laced and whipped in the next two rows.

40.88.bupicotc-2

40.88.bupicotc-2

3. Three buttonhole stitches are tied together in the first row, detached chains and pistil stitches are worked with buttonhole picot stitches in the second and third row.

40.88.bupicotc-3

40.88.bupicotc-3

4. Picots are worked on buttonhole wheel variation with zigzag chain stitch in the first row. French knots and fly stitches are worked in the second and third rows.

40.88.bupicotc-4

40.88.bupicotc-4

5. Buttonhole stitches are worked through buttonhole picots row in the first sample. Pekinese stitch worked with the help of straight stitches over the picots in the last row.

40.88.bupicotc-5

40.88.bupicotc-5

The sampler was worked in polyester thread with chenille needle. I enjoyed working on this sampler. This stitch is fairly easy to work and can be used for decorative borders.

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