After working the last few samples the fancy bobbin edging sampler was completed.

2.31.142.fancy bobbin edging sampler

2.31.142.fancy bobbin edging sampler

This sample was worked with basic buttonhole stitch rows.

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2.31.142.faboed-11a

It was enhanced with fancy bobbin edging.

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2.31.142.faboed-11b

This sample is filled with freely worked fancy bobbin edging stitches.

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2.31.142.faboed-12

A variation of buttonhole stitches with fancy bobbin edging are worked on this sample.

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2.31.142.faboed-13

Bugle beads are used in this sample.

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2.31.142.faboed-14

In this sample after working buttonhole variations, the green stone is embellished with one row of  detached fancy bobbin edging worked over back stitch. This embellishing the stone idea was seen in Mary’s needle n thread site in one of her projects. I used a stone with holes which can be attached to the fabric before working the stitch.

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2.31.142.faboed-15

Sometimes it was interesting and stimulating, but at other times it was also demanding and draining. I used #7 crewel needle and chenille needle. The threads were taken from the used pile. With a very small stash of perle cotton or other kind of threads, I mainly use stranded cotton. On the whole it was an interesting project to work.

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I have been working on this week’s challenge stitch on TAST 2016 – fancy bobbin edging. This sampler is taking some time work. This design sampler was started with the thinking buttonhole edging would be faster and lots of variations can be tested. Only two or three samples are worked each day.

The next set of samples-

The centre of this sample is worked with a buttonhole filling. Fancy bobbin edging is worked on two buttonhole variations in green and yellow perle cotton.

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2.31.142.faboed-8

Fancy bobbin edging is used on basque stitch on this design. Basque stitch seems like a pretty buttonhole variation.

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2.31.142.faboed-9

The centre paisley is filled with buttonhole wheels. The inner outlines is worked with two rows of fancy bobbin edging facing each other. The outline in brown is worked with basic buttonhole stitch and the fancy bobbin edging is worked over it. The extra dimension produced in this method is interesting.

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2.31.142.faboed-10

I couldn’t work on this sampler today.

The idea of working on this design is to experiment the buttonhole stitch variations with fancy bobbin edging. In this sample scalloped buttonhole edging is worked in six strands of cotton skeins.

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2.31.142.faboed-7

Triangular buttonhole and buttonhole stitches worked in varying heights are tested on this design.

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2.31.142.faboed-8

Not much of a progress was made today. It is cloudy here.

This week on TAST 2016 challenge we have this decorative edge. It is an easy stitch to work. The working of the stitch is on Pintangle.
This sampler was started yesterday.
This time I decided to work the samples on a paisley design. The first sample is fancy bobbin buttonhole wheels on the outline worked in three strands of cotton skein and two rows of this stitch with perle cotton inside the paisley. The stitch does not look ornamental with three strands of cotton skein.

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2.31.142.faboed-1

This paisley is outlined with this stitch in six strands of cotton skein. This could be better.

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2.31.142.faboed-2

After working on these two samples yesterday, this morning started on the next sample. This sample is not fancy bobbin edging, but knotted buttonhole stitch. I noticed this mistake after working two samples.
May be it will be better to imagine this as fancy bobbin edging. The length of the stitches are smaller, the centre is worked in alternatively worked butthole stitches similar to feather stitch.

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2.31.142.faboed-3

I did not realize the mistake even on this sample.

The outline is worked in two colours alternatively, a variation of alternatively worked closed and basic buttonhole is worked inside the outline, next row of this stitch is worked in the spaces left by the earlier row. The centre line in yellow was worked by passing underneath the earlier row. These two samples are worked in six strands of cotton skeins.

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2.31.142.faboed-4

The inner curves are worked in this fancy bobbin edging with six strands of cotton skein. The outline is worked in perle cotton and whipped with cotton skein.

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2.31.142.faboed-5

The centre is filled with fancy bobbin edging, similar to buttonhole filling stitch. The scalloped outline is worked in stranded cotton. The paisley outline is worked in polyester thread. The idea for this fancy bobbin edging is crossed buttonhole stitch.

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2.31.142.faboed-6

Hoping to work on rest of the design tomorrow.

RPW2016
This week’s chart also was completed on time. The alphabets are quite interesting.
Grey crepe tunic
Looks like the work on this tunic will go on forever. The sleeves were embroidered with blue thread during this week.

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WIPW79-greytunickashmiri-5a

Each sleeve has three motifs and a border.
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WIPW79-greytunickashmiri-5b

I am becoming restless to complete the work on this tunic. Started this work knowing fully well it will consume time, knowing and experiencing are to different things. Trying to move around things around the house, reading a book on Lagartera embroidery, are the present diversions from this project. If I get away from this project and work on something else, it will never get completed. What a dilemma!

The pink and blue raw silk tunic was completed. My friend is quite happy and proud. it is a good feeling to see the pleasure in another person’s eyes.

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WIPW79-pink&blue-2

This year on TAST 2016 challenge there is a new variation of cable chain stitch which is the stitch of this week. I have not worked this stitch before, it is good to be working on this challenge. the working of this stitch is on Pintangle. The progress on this stitch sampler so far-

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1.24.interlaced cable chain stitch sampler1

Started with three the basic interlaced cable chain stitch samples by varying the distance between two rows of cable chain stitches. This fabric helps in maintaining the uniformity of the stitches which is crucial for the interlacing.

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1.24.incabchst-1

Worked some upright crosses over the interlacing on the first sample. this led to try working interlacing over the interlacing, the second sample is the interlacing in progress.

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1.24.intcabchst-2

Not a very successful experiment.

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1.24.intcabchst-3

Alternate interlaced diamonds are decorated with cross stitch in the first sample. novelty thread is used for interlacing in the second sample.

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1.24.intcabchst-4

Three rows of cable chain stitches are interlaced in this sample.

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1.24.intcabchst-5

Thinking of more options to work this stitch.

I completed this 6 inches by 6 inches square woven trellis stitch piece.

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25.119.woven trellis stitch-2

The last few details. A satin ribbon was couched[?] with woven squares. This was an experiment to see the ribbon and the woven squares has a filling treatment. The edges were fixed with woven trellis too. I used shaded yellow perle cotton for weaving.

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25.119.woven tst-15

This flower has woven trellis and its inverse worked together with cross stitch centre.

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25.119.woven tst-16

A lace flower with violet glass beads was fixed with eight woven trellis stitches. I thought it wouldn’t be possible to use loop for this, but it was possible and easier to work with loop.

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25.119.woven tst-17

I also tried two woven stitches on this paisley design. the top was woven with metallic thread.

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25.119.woven tst-18

It was not easy to work with stranded floss. With my scant collection of perle threads, I can’t experiment with colours.

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25.119..woven trellis stitch-1

I had seen a part of an embroidery on pinterest, where a shape was filled with florals and leaves. This gave me an idea to work this piece. Since I wanted to try this stitch as a linear stitch, as filling and worked over satin ribbon, these were also incorporated in to this. I was able to bring paisley design into this exercise, which might be used for some future project.