I am consistent in writing the post late on Wednesdays. This week other than stitching, roaming around also happened.
The Beyond TAST challenge is in the same place as last week. The status of the SSS challenge is also the same. I have two stitches to learn and work on them.
The progress was on this aqua green tunic. The flowers were worked in pink cotton skein. Satin stitch in two strands.
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I should start  working on Beyond TAST challenge at least this week.

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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.

3ESBP-2back

3ESBP-2back

This last set of details were worked today on this embroidery stitch sampler book. The first page is completed. I started with the idea of Zentangles type designs to work the embroidery details on this page. Page-1

embroidery sampler book page1

embroidery sampler book page1

The details-

The space between the individual fly stitches ware worked with satin stitch and back stitch stem and leaves.

11.ESBP-1back,satin

11.ESBP-1back,satin

A buttonhole line was embellished with beads and fly stitches in this detail.

12ESBP-1bhs2,beads,fly11

12ESBP-1bhs2,beads,fly11

An idea of working fly stitches with beaded long stem was tried in this part.

ESBP-1flys12

ESBP-1flys12

The pattern of the first page.

ESBP-1 pattern

ESBP-1 pattern

Detailing these embroidery samples on this fabric book is like writing a daily journal. One or two samples are worked and pictures are taken during the day. Evenings are for writing the details. This is the routine. Though the stitches are simple, some focus and dedication are prerequisite for the actual embroidery work. It is really interesting learning like this.
These leaf shapes are worked in satin stitches- with cotton skein and fine silk thread in the centre.

8ESBP-1satinleaf

8ESBP-1satinleaf

These leaves are worked in satin stitch and stem stitch.

9ESBP-1satin stem

9ESBP-1satin stem

Rambler rose stitch and satin stitches are used on these circles inside the circle.

10ESBP-1ramblerrose,satin

10ESBP-1ramblerrose,satin

I have been working on the first page of embroidery sampler book.
Today this flower was stitched with stem stitch in two shades of perle cotton # 8. These samples are really interesting.

6ESBP-1stemst flower

6ESBP-1stemst flower

This part is some samples worked in satin stitch, straight stitch, running stitch and french knots.

7ESBP-1satin,runn,frenchkn,straight

7ESBP-1satin,runn,frenchkn,straight

Another fly stitch variation was stitched in the corner.

ESBP-1fys11

ESBP-1fys11

After working a few more motifs in satin stitch I completed this stitch sampler. More designs are available on the downloaded books.
Along with the floral , the border pattern also captured my interest.

14.sat st-15

A geometrical pattern and a flower.

14.sat st-16

More florals.

14.sat st-17

This one I had left incomplete, now completed

14.sat st-18

A few more florals

14.sat st-19

The last set of designs in satin stitch.

14.sat st-20

The complete set of floral pattern done in satin stitch.

14.sat st-motifs

The satin stitch sampler done on canvas.

14.sat st-sampler

The idea of working satin stitch sampler with these antique patterns came when this stitch was part of the challenge on stitchin fingers. I did not work on it at that time. With this TAST 2012 challenge, I took the opportunity to make use of those patterns.

I started with some floral motifs worked in satin stitch today. These motifs are all from the pdf file downloaded from antique pattern library site.
These patterns were part of borders, fillers. I chose to do the motifs alone.
1st set-

14.sat st-11

The florals are worked with cone thread[available in India], thickness similar to perle cotton thread.

14.sat st-12

Straight satin stitches worked on canvas with this thread, leaves gap in between the individual stitches.

14.sat st-13

Another two florals.

14.sat st-14

I found still more satin stitch patterns on the old book, so might try some of them .