TAST challenge is started by Sharon again this year. I was really looking forward to this, especially after, Sharon mentioning, there will be a challenge for people who have worked most of the earlier stitches.
Running stitch
I had worked running stitch twice on earlier TAST challenge. The possibilities given by running stitch would have made me work again. But beyond TAST is an opportunity ‘ to explore in depth a family of stitches or stitching styles or an aspect of design’ – to quote Sharon.
The options for running stitches – pattern darning, kogin, sashiko, kantha, Swedish weaving. Kilim, ikat.
Pattern darning was tried on Stitch Explorer challenge by Sharon.
Kantha embroidery of Bengal, was attempted during the TAST challenge. The details of the samples are here.
These two were just starting points. I have not done full justice. It is better to move on and try new things.
This time around, with a month’s time, exploring SashIko embroidery of Japan on table cloth with counted thread panels seems like a good idea.

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Some Sashiko patterns were chosen and started.
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The process of starting the patterns continues.
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There are 7 panels. The shapes are ablong and not square. Anchor perle cotton in mango yellow is used for the working the stitches. Variegated polyester thread was tried and rejected. The central panel with this pattern was worked.
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Yesterday the pattern on second panel was completed.
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Now working on the 3rd panel. Time to explore other styles too.

 

In this satin stitch sampler, today I tried some border patterns. These are worked from patterns downloaded as pdf files from antique pattern library.
Border pattern1

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Satin stitch worked in a continuous pattern.

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Satin stitch and cross stitch combination

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satin stitch in two colours.

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A combination of satin stitch and cretan stitch variation.

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Border worked in satin stitch with variegated thread.

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Tomorrow some motifs taken from the same old patterns .

.This satin stitch was also part of the previous TAST challenge. . I did not work on this during that time it was rerun on stitchin fingers.
When it was on sharonB’s blog, during TAST 2012 challenge I was in India, so I am starting the sampler now .The idea to work on this stitch sampler-
Satin stitches in
1.Filling patterns.
2.border patterns.
3.motifs.
Today I tried a few filling patterns
1. Diamond shapes.

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2. Zigzag pattern

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3.long and short pattern.

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4.Another diamond variation.

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I ‘ll start with some borders tomorrow.