Two days ago I started this linear stitch study sampler. Still not sure the way to explore these linear stitches.
Started with back stitch.
Double back stitch, whipped back stitch, working crosses in between back stitches are the variations here.
How to fill a shape with free style Cretan stitches was tried in the second sample.
May be some decorative borders can be tried with these linear stitches.
The linear stitches worked on this sample are- herringbone, buttonhole and chain stitches.
The centre is worked in coral stitch, with two rows of running stitches and stem stitch outlines are worked  in this sample.
The base is Cretan stitch, with fly stitches in this sample, after outlining both sides with closed buttonhole stitch variation, worked rope stitches in light blue thread.
The idea of working decorative borders with linear stitches might work.


Some more variations of herringbone stitch , the fifth week stitch of the TAST2012 challenge by SharonB

6 –In this row herringbone stitch is combined with zigzag stitch and detached chain stitches.


7-closed buttonhole stitch is worked along with herringbone stitch.


8-I tried forming a triangle with the basic herringbone stitch.


9-the herringbone is stitched over ricrac . at last I got the knack of it!


10- this row of herringbone is over a lace.


11-slanted herringbone stitch with slated zig zag stitch with beads.


12- this row is a combination of herringbone stitch, fly stitches and chain stitch.


13-three herringbone stitches with a Cretan stitch worked in between.


14-this row is a combination of herringbone stitch, detached chain stitches and back stitch.


15-two rows of herringbone stitch with beads .


16-3 rows of herringbone stitch with bugle beads.


17-herringbone stitches with beads.


I completed my herringbone stitch sampler with this row.
Al these variations can be done on even weave also. I can’t say I have really explored this stitch much on plain cloth. I am in hurry to finish this sampler,

sampler part1-


part 2 of the sampler-


the third part of the sampler-


I am leaving tomorrow, for a short trip to India for a week. I ‘ll probably miss the next week’s stitch will not time to catch up and this week’s stitch herringbone [TAST 2012 challenge by SharonB] has to be done in a hurry. After looking at my earlier sampler, I am not having too many ideas for variations now.
Still I thought I might try and use other stitches on herringbone stitch itself.
It starts like this-
1-this row is herringbone with buttonholestitch.


2-this row is with chain stitch.


3-this row is with chevron stitch.


4-this is a combination of open and closed herringbone with buttonhole row.


5- this herringbone crossed  with three chain stitches.


I might continue if I have time to work and take pictures tomorrow. Otherwise it’ll be next week.

This week’s stitch of the stitch challenge TAST 2012 BY SharonB is herringbone stitch . This was the first week’s stitch of the earlier TAST challenge.
I had already posted this sampler on my blog, but for easy reference I am posting it again.
Herringbone sampler- part1

herringbone st1-1

Herringbone st sampler-part2

herringbone st1-2

Herringbone st sampler-part3

herringbone st1-3

Herringbone stitch sampler-

herringbonest1 sampler