These embroidery exercises are very interesting. I started on the second page on the embroidery sampler book.
The first detail was worked in detached chain stitches and french knots.

1ESBP-2d.chain,french knots

1ESBP-2d.chain,french knots

After working a few rows of satin stitches on this leaf motif, back stitches are used to work the outline and the lines on satin stitches.

2ESBP-2satin,back, stem

2ESBP-2satin,back, stem

Back stitch is used on this small leaf motif.



Continuing with the details of my detached chain stitch sampler,
22-this row is a combination of herringbone stitch and detached twisted chain stitch. ch2-22

23- this row is worked in closed buttonhole stitch, twisted chain stitch and a set of five detached chain stitches. ch2-23

24- variations of detached chain stitches. ch2-24

25- I made some shapes with herringbone, chevron, feather and buttonhole stitches and worked the detached chain stitches on them. ch2-25

26- I tried detached chain stitches on lace. ch2-26

27-detached chain stitches are worked on beads and sequins. Bad choice of sequin. A darker colour would have looked better. ch2-27

With these variations I am completing this detached chain stitch sampler.
The finished sampler- part1 ch2-sampler-1

Part 2- ch2- sampler2

Part3- ch2- sampler-3

Part 4- ch2-sampler4

Waiting for next week’s stitch and enjoying the works done by other members of this challenge.

I was thinking how to use this stitch as a band sampler. I am not getting too many ideas though!
After reading SharonB’s  hint that-

Not necessarily take the documented variations that are in various stitch dictionaries but take the stitch itself and see what you can do with it. I am not saying working variations is wrong as some variations will appear as part of the challenge later in the year.  This is a gentle ‘keep it simple’ reminder that the challenge is to take a stitch and see what can be done with it. 

For those who dont like the push it further aspect, combining the weeks stitch with a previous TAST challenge stitch is fun too. –


– – thought that I myself was combining a few stitches, and had also used detached chain stitches on them…. how to work this stitch now? may be if I start working on these stitches, and see where I go from there…

so the journey begins-
4- worked back stitches in a row, did detached chain in green thread, did three detached chains in dark blue thread. Then added pink seed beads, and worked a detached chain around it too. I am really trying! cha2-4

6 – worked small straight stitches,tried twisted chain stitch[ technically I am on detached chain only] cha2-6a

Did detached chain stitches outlining this row, cha2-6b

Added bugle beads in the centre cha2-6c

7-worked two rows detached chain stitches, laced with rimjim thread cha2-7

8- in this row too, detached chain stitches are worked in a row, tried whipping them with rimjim thread, found it looked similar to the previous row, cha2-8a

changed the thread half way and did the whipping with cone thread. cha2-8b

9 worked individual cross stitches , then long tailed detached chain stitches below them. cha2-9

10 I worked two variations of fly stitch-one with a straight line and the other one is tied with chain stitch[once again detached chain!] cha2-10a

Worked a set of three detached chain stitches over them. It does looks good. That’s a surprise! cha2-10b

hoping to stumble on sone new variations tomorrow….

This week’s stitch of the TAST 2012 stitch challenge by SharonB is detached chain stitch.
When this challenge was rerun on stitchin fingers, I did some motifs with this stitch.
For this week, I thought on working this stitch on even weave fabric. It is still in the thinking stage, so I have very few variations to show. Starting this as a band sampler-
1- A row -Alternating between normal detached chain and long tailed detached chain. ch2-1

2- A row of straight stitch and detached chain. ch2-2

3- A variation og zigzag back stitch, with single chain and triple chain stitches. ch2-3

5.I saw this twisted variation of herringbone stitch by one of the members of this challenge. The detached chain stitches are worked on that twisted herringbone stitch. ch2-5

hoping to continue the variations.