Started with basic knotting over running stitch, decreased the length between the running stitches in the second sample.
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The knots are worked over two rows of running stitches, the size of the knots is slightly bigger. In the fourth sample, the knots are worked alternatively over two running and single running stitch, again the knots are more prominent.
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The running stitches are worked in an angle and the knots are worked over them in the first sample. The knots are worked over running stitch curve.
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Are multiple knots possible over running stitch? This was tried in the first sample. Two rows of knotted running stitches are facing each other in the last sample.
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The working of this stitch is on Queenie’s blog.The sampler-
SSS.59. knotted running stitch sampler

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This time also it is an interesting concept on Beyond TAST challenge. The idea of layering the stitches is a new thing for me. Kutch work, mirror work, couching – on all these a certain amount of interlacing, layering were worked. But to work a piece with the main purpose of layering with stitches is different.
Sharon had started the flow with Rice stitch. I am keeping aside the possibilities of rice stitch and square boss stitch for the time being. Crewel embroidery details seems like a good place to start.
A linen bought from IKEA was prepared to work this sampler.
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The flower started with flat stitch in two shades of pink.
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Pistil stitches in blue worked over the petals.
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Outlined with chain stitch. The completed flower.
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Feather stitch and Satin stitches worked with basic stem stitch outline.
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Again outlining with chain stitch
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Buttonhole stitch around the feather stitch.
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After filling one half of the leaf with coral stitch, satin stitches are layered.
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Worked padded satin for the other part of the top leaf.
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After working the stem stitch, this sample is completed.
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Layering with stitches is a different angle which needs to be explored further.

 

An interesting stitch which resembles the colonial knot, which I wouldn’t have known had I not joined this challenge. The working of the stitch on Queenies blog. Fearing the stitch on top may not hold intact the twist of the thread, I first tried it on a doodle cloth. The stitch was worked in perle cotton
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After this, confidently started on the sampler cloth with cotton skeins. Six strands were used to work these samples.
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I worked these stitches in a cluster and as a linear stitch.I like this stitch
SSS.57.Fig.8 knot stitch sampler

This is the last part of laid work embroidery on Beyond TAST challenge. This embroidery was quite interesting because- it was on my ‘to do’ list, the ground work for it was already done [adding the videos], it is a part of crewel work embroidery [which captivates me], the sampler cloth was ready with some designs, just copying the work from videos and the surprises and lessons learnt during the development of each design.
The designs-
Laid work with stranded cotton, and the work in perle cotton.
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Another interesting development of the design.
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Just diagonal weaving.
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Zigzag weaving
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We are back to laid work
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Whipping the threads both ways on this design
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I missed an intersection on this design. And the yellow thread is actually split stitch!
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The sampler cloth looks like this now. The traced designs can be tackled another time.
BeyondTAST18-Laidwork embroidery sampler

I am trying to work at least one sample a day on this challenge. There are so many videos for this embroidery. The seen videos are not in English. Earlier, when these videos were added ‘to watch later’ and to  were to be worked as a  personal challenge, I was thinking of posting the link of each and every design on my blog whenever they were worked. Now that I am working on a time frame, it seems too tedious to post the details. The Youtube channels.


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdatLoVNaGQy8CB-2k_AubA/feed
Some more motifs-
Another weaving pattern.
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This pattern was fine till this point, after that it was hard to keep track [maybe I was tired].
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A needle woven diamond. This motif was repeated on the original many times.
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Another treatment for intersections.
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After laying the threads, intersections are woven.
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While working on this stage of this arrangement, realized it was Portuguese border stitch. Better to work it again some other time.
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The needle of the last [straight] stitch, passes through the laid pink thread and lifts it. I like this
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An interesting weaving pattern
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Realizing the polyester thread is the problem creator. Otherwise this was a nice pattern.
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Extra time given for this month’s challenge was put to good use. I have worked a few more laid work motifs.
Simple crisscrossing over pink laid thread.
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After laying the pink cotton skein, variegated yellow threads are couched with violet thread. Added a few french knots.
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Worked some weaving with polyester threads and outlined with buttonhole stitch.
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Another sample worked from Yourube video.

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The work on this month’s Beyond TAST sampler started late because of my trip to India.
Laid work embroidery was on ‘to do’ list for a few years. This interest started with seeing some videos on youtube.
These few days I have been working these samples. The source of this sample is pinterest.
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This simple laid work design seems to pop out quite often.
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This laid work pattern was taken from A-Z crewel embroidery book.
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This couching worked on surface satin stitch was also taken from A-Z crewel embroidery.
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I need to practice this embroidery well before venturing into new ideas. May be a few more designs can be worked during this last week of this challenge.