The TAST challenge has surfaced at last this year. It is rerun of the 2012 challenge. Still I like the idea of weekly stitch challenge. This fly stitch was part of an earlier TAST challenge too, I worked some samples when it was rerun on stitchinfingers community in 2008. The details of the samples are posted here.
I worked more samples in 2012. The details are posted here.
The method of working the fly stitch is posted on Pintangle.
For some time, an idea of working a sampler of various embroidery stitches was on my mind. After getting some input on this from Sharon and other members of TAST group on facebook, the first steps for this book has started. More details will be posted on its progress soon.
These are some samples of fly stitches used on various embroidery works.
Here the fly stitch is worked as linear stitch along with sequins.
Fly stitch are worked on printed border.
Fly stitch used on leaf design with stem stitch outline.
A fly stitch combination. I have used this on many projects.
Fly stitch worked in a circle with beads.
Fly stitches worked with Algerian eye stitch variation.
Fly stitch part of this stitch arrangement.
This fly stitch was worked to add beads in between the stitches.
After adding the beads.
Another fly stitch leaf with beads and stem stitch outline.
Individual fly stitches on design.
Fly stitches with back stitch centre.
Fly stitches with zardosi beads.
Fly stitch arrangement with sequins.
Fly stitch stems with mirrors and stones.
There has been extensive use of fly stitch on these embroidery projects proving that it is a great stitch on its own and also enhances other stitches.