This week’s stitch on SSS challenge is Knotted satin stitch. This a broad version of rope stitch. The working of the stitch is explained in Queenie’s blog.
I have been interested in glazig embroidery. The name was known through Pinterest. It is contemporary, and colourful. Lots of room for creativity too. This person- Pascal Jaouen seems to have started this according to my knowledge. I may be wrong.
This Glazig embroidery is so attractive and inspiring. A notion of merging this week’s stitch and this embroidery seemed appealing. The project is for a string bag.
The colours-
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Started working knotted satin stitch on this new peacock.
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Still struggling for neat stitches. It is time to use the rope stitch for eyes and curves.
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While work the stitches realized that, it could take quite a bit of time to complete the whole design. Should have controlled my enthusiasm before starting a medium size project like this. After working the outlines with rope stitch, this project is stopped for this challenge.
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Though the mastering of this stitch is still far away, I am consoling myself with the idea that this is a study of the stitch.
There are two other challenges in Facebook- A year in stitches and Just one stitch. This project can be used for that. A little bit of stitching everyday might get this project completed. It will be good to have a creative project going on the side.

I combined other stitches with rope stitch in this part of the sampler. I saw the idea of building a seam on a group, this created interest, I want to try this idea, whenever possible on my samplers.

16.110.ropes st- sampler3

16.110.ropes st- sampler3

The stitch combinations, rope stitch with- running stitch, stem stitch[fine silk thread], linked chain stitch, coral stitch, up and down buttonhole variation, herringbone stitch in between rope stitch.

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16.110.ropest-5

Rope stitch shadows a row of feather stitch in the first seam, rope stitch with woven detached chain in the second seam and rope stitch with french knots, detached chains, straight stitches and double cross stitch in the last seam.

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16.110.ropest-6

I wanted to use this stitch for working stems, creepers, so the sampler is worked in green threads. Building seams, working samples for a specific purpose, are new steps for me. The whole sampler-

16.110.rope stitch sampler

16.110.rope stitch sampler

 

Some more variations were worked on the sampler.

16.110.rope st sampler2

16.110.rope st sampler2

Two rows of rope stitch are worked in the same direction in the first sample, three rows of rope stitches in a curve in different shades of green  are worked in the second sample, in the third sample, rope stitches worked with perle cotton and cotton skein are combined. perle cotton and silk threads are combined in the fourth sample. Rope stitches are worked in opposite directions in the fifth sample.

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16.110.ropest-3

The long rope stitch is combined with short rope stitch in the first row. The needle was inserted further in the line to form a shorter version of rope stitch, this is combined with basic rope stitch in the second row. Rope stitches are whipped and laced in the next two rows. I tried a wider version of the stitch by inserting the needle beside the previous stitch in the line in the fifth row. The detail-

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16.110.ropest-4det

Wide and normal version of rope stitches are alternated in the sixth row.

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16.110.ropest-4

This week’s stitch on TAST challenge by SharonB is rope stitch. This stitch is a variation of twisted chain stitch. I worked some samples.

16.110.rope st sampler1

16.110.rope st sampler1

The stitch worked with different threads- cotton skein, perle cotton and fine silk thread.

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16.110.ropest-1

Rope stitches worked in scallops and curved lines.

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16.110.ropest-2

7th week  stitch of the  needlework challenge TAST2010

This stitch was quite an easy one  to work. And  it resembled twisted chain st.

The first 4 lines were done in threads of different thickness, got the hang of this stitch-

Rope st samp-1

In this line, I did  the zigzag variation  and added beads.

The sixth line -Just alternatively varied the length of each stitch.

 the next one,four lines of the stitch in a wave pattern.

Rope st samp-2

Brown bugle beads were added to a line .

Four stitches were slanted alternatively to form a line, with some antique gold sequins.

Rope st sam-3

Next I tried  to do this as a version I saw in Encyclopedia of emb sts.It was refered as satin with a outline.

After this I just played with this stitch a while.In these variations-the needle was taken out with a very small insertion, leaving a small curve at at the end.

Rope st samp-5

Inthese two lines I laced and whipped the lines of Rope stitch.

Rope st samp -5

And this is my full sampler-

Rope st sampler

While browsing the flickr gallery of this challenge I came   across this information from my friend Jowynn.

Since the sampler was already done, I just used the  alternative   in  my project-

Rope stitch