The working of this stitch is on SharonB ’s blog as a part of TAST 2013 stitch challenge. After working the crossed feather stitch ideas for this stitch were not many. The sampler-

45.93.plaited feather stitch sampler

45.93.plaited feather stitch sampler

1.The details on this part of the sampler- the basic plaited feather stitch is worked on the first row, the stitch was worked in two colours in the second row, the feather stitches on one side are shorter than the other side, making an open and closed plaited feather stitch variation in the third row.

45.93.plfeatherst-1

45.93.plfeatherst-1

2.Plaited feather stitch is laced with blue thread in three ways in these samples.

45.93.plfeatherst-2

45.93.plfeatherst-2

3.The other stitches combined with plaited feather stitch in these rows are – cross stitch, fly stitch, chain stitch and pistil stitch.

45.plfeatherst-3

45.plfeatherst-3

I liked this stitch because of the braided effect and the width of the stitch. It will be lovely to work borders with this stitch.

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This week’s stitch on SharonB’s TAST 2013 is another version of raised chain stitch. The working of the stitch on her blog. I worked this stitch sampler in earlier challenge. The sampler-

33.81.raised chain stitch2 sampler

33.81.raised chain stitch2 sampler

The working of the straight stitches are varied in this part of the sampler,

33.81.rachainst2-1

33.81.rachainst2-1

Second part of the sampler has the same theme with raised chain worked over cashmere stitch and an open and closed chain variation.

33.81.rachainst2-2

33.81.rachainst2-2

Whipped chain[single and double] twisted chain, cable chain zigzag chain are worked in this part of the sampler.

33.81.rachainst2-3

33.81.rachainst2-3

The last part of the sampler with beads worked on two samples.

33.81.rachainst2-4

33.81.rachainst2-4

After working this stitch in straight lines, in these samples the stitch is worked in curves.

25.73.portuguese stem st-sampler 3

25.73.portuguese stem st-sampler 3

8. Portuguese stem is stitch worked over a pattern in the first sample in two colours. Curved Portuguese stem stitch worked with buttonhole wheel variations and Italian border stitches in the second sample.

25.73.porstemst-8

25.73.porstemst-8

9. Some more samples of this stitch worked in curves with other stitches, namely- french knots, pistil stitches and detached chain stitches.

25.73.porstemst-9

25.73.porstemst-9

I used a handloom cotton fabric with wide stripes to work the samples, making it easy for me not to draw lines. I like the thick braided look of this stitch. The sampler-

25.73.portuguese stem stitch sampler

25.73.portuguese stem stitch sampler

Though the stitch looks like decorative braid, it is still a line stitch. I tried some variations with some stitch combinations.

25.73.portuuese stem st-sampler2

25.73.portuuese stem st-sampler2

4. The first row is Portuguese stem stitch, alternated with the same stitch whipped once. The second row is a combination with regular stem stitch

25.73.porstemst-4

25.73.porstemst-4

5.The first row is combination with twisted chain stitch and the second row with closed buttonhole stitch.

25.73.porstemst-5

25.73.porstemst-5

6. Running stitch rows are worked on both sides of Portuguese stem stitch in the first sample. Buttonhole stitch is worked on one side in the second sample.

25.73.porstemst-6

25.73.porstemst-6

7. Portuguese stem stitch is worked over fly stitches in the first row, and over sheaf stitches in the second row.

25.73.porstemst-7

25.73.porstemst-7

I worked a few more stitch combinations today.

13.61.up and down feather st-sampler2

13.61.up and down feather st-sampler2

4.In the first row, chain stitch lines are bordering Up and down feather stitch and rimjim thread is used to lace this row. Wheat ear stitch is combined with up and down feather stitch in the second row.

13.61.ud fea st-4

13.61.ud fea st-4

5.First row is worked with Breton stitch and the second row has three stitches- up and down feather stitch, pistil stitch and buttonholed herringbone. I like this row.

13.61.up fea st-5

13.61.up fea st-5

6.In the first row the combination is with French knots and detached chain stitches. Up and down feather stitch row is embellished with Pekinese stitch and bullion knots are worked on the peaks. Unless I write down the detail of the last row, it may not be understood at a later date.

13.61.ud fea st-6

13.61.ud fea st-6

I completed this stitch sampler with this last row.

13.61.up and down feather stitch sampler

13.61.up and down feather stitch sampler

In this sampler, I couldn’t work many variations, but still tried some stitch combinations to make it more interesting. In this challenge, beads are used extensively to embellish these stitches by other TAST  participants, I am still waiting to start.

This week’ stitch of the TAST 2013 challenge by SharonB is up and down feather stitch. This stitch was part of the earlier TAST challenge. I had posted my old sampler here. After dealing with the variations of the stitch last time, this time I tried working this stitch with other TAST stitches. The sampler –

13.61.up and down feather st-sampler1

13.61.up and down feather st-sampler1

1,The first row is worked with berry stitches and the second row with buttonhole stitch on both sides.

13.61.d fea st-1

13.61.d fea st-1

2,The first row is a combination with Italian border stitch and the second row is a combination with Algerian eye stitch variation.

13.61.ud fea st-2

13.61.ud fea st-2

3.A line of feather stitch is worked over the up and down feather stitch in the first row, small up and down feather stitches are worked in dark green in the spaces of up and down feather stitch row in the second sample. Not very impressive though!

13.61.ud fea st-3

13.61.ud fea st-3

The tunic is hand woven ikat cotton.
The embroidered yoke is borrowed from another tunic.I had a black mangalagiri with woven thread border. The border was attached to the yoke when it was sewn. Then the mirrorwork and embroidery was worked.. This is the flashback.
When I bought this red tunic ,the idea kept flashing –the yoke would look good on this. .So the old yoke was attached to the tunic top.
I attached the square and the triangle mirrors with black thread.[2 strands]
A decorative border with straight stitches and herringbone filling was done around the border.[3 strands]
The threads were anchor cotton skeins.

bla yoke red tun-1

This color combination is always a winner.

bla yoke red tun-2

bla yoke red tun-3

The tunics I have been posting were done  were done  few years ago. I never took pictures then. So the pictures which are taken now are all fully completed works.

 These days, I take pictures at  stages while I work on a tunic,.This is very useful to learn the progressive effects from a design pattern to the completed tunic.

Some more old tunics are still waiting.