These samples were worked yesterday.

12.106.looped Cretan st- sampler2

12.106.looped Cretan st- sampler2

1.The loops are worked very near the long and narrow version of cretan stitches in the first row. The cretan stitches are angled towards the left in the second row and angled towards the right in the third row.

12.106.loopcretst-3

12.106.loopcretst-3

2.The top stitches are shorter than the bottom stitches in the first row. The short looped cretan stitches move alternatively up and down on one side in the second row. The stitches on both sides are worked very close to the centre in the third row.

12.106.loopcretst-4

12.106.loopcretst-4

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This is a lovely stitch introduced by SharonB on this TAST 2014 challenge. I have started working on this sampler.

12.106.looped Cretan st-sampler1

12.106.looped Cretan st-sampler1

1.First row is the basic looped cretan stitch, the second row is a long and narrow version of the stitch and the third row is the wide version of the stitch

12.106.loopcretst-1

12.106.loopcretst-1

2.Small stitches are worked through the fabric in the first row. The stitches are worked closely in the second row, I like this. The loops are worked at right angles to the cretan stitches in the third row.

12.106.loopcretst-2

12.106.loopcretst-2

After combining other stitches with this stitch, this sampler was completed today.

11.105.alternating buttonholed cable chain stitch sampler

11.105.alternating buttonholed cable chain stitch sampler

The other stitches were worked over this stitch [a long name] in these samples. First sample has buttonhole stitch variation and detached chains. The second sample has cretan stitch worked into it. the third sample has herringbone and quarter buttonhole wheels on it.

11.105.altbucablechst-3

11.105.altbucablechst-3

A very lovely stitch to work. I am not getting many ideas because my husband needs to undergo another surgical procedure – Virectomy on 30th march.

This stitch is similar to last week’s stitch, the working of which is on SharonB ‘s blog. I worked some samples today.

11.105.alternating buttonholed cable chain st-sampler1

11.105.alternating buttonholed cable chain st-sampler1

1.The first row is the stitch example given by SharonB. Keeping with basic idea of this stitch, the second row is worked in two colours. The third row is worked with single cable chain stitch left without buttonhole stitches in between alternating buttonholed cable chain stitches [Phew..] . Another variation of this stitch worked with two colours in the fourth row.

11.105.altbucablechst-1

11.105.altbucablechst-1

2.Long and short cable chain stitches are alternated in the first row. Alternate cable chain stitches are fully covered with buttonhole stitches in the second row. Zigzag cable chain stitches with alternating buttonhole stitches forms the third sample.

11.105.altbucablechst-2

11.105.altbucablechst-2

I worked a few more samples of this stitch.

10.104.buttonholed cable chain st-sampler2

10.104.buttonholed cable chain st-sampler2

1.The long and short versions are alternated in the first sample. the second sample is worked with varied widths, the stitch is widened by taking in the fabric while working the central buttonhole stitch.

10.104.bucablechst-3

10.104.bucablechst-3

2.One side of this stitch worked differently on these samples. In the first sample three buttonhole stitches are worked with a half cretan stitch.One side is extended with detached chain stitches in the second sample.One side is whipped in the third sample.

10.104.bucablechst-4

10.104.bucablechst-4

3.French knots , pistil stitches and detached chain stitches are worked with this stitch in the first sample. Isolated buttonholed cable chain stitches are worked in these set of samples.
1.Basic stitch
2.With two straight stitches in the end.
3.With pistil stitches
4.With detached chain stitches.
5.The lower half of the stitch is buttonholed
6.The first part was woven and the second part buttonholed.
7.Another row of buttonhole in different colour was worked over the basic stitch

10.104.bucablechst-5

10.104.bucablechst-5

This stitch will look more nicer with beads, And can be used to stitch a necklace or bracelet or earrings. The complete sampler-

10.104.buttonholed cable chain stitch sampler

10.104.buttonholed cable chain stitch sampler

This week’s stitch on TAST 2014 challenge by SharonB is buttonholed cable chain stitch. The working of this is on her blog. A new stitch for me. I am taking online class on encrusted crazy quilting with her. Working on these stitch samplers will actually help me as reference later.

10.104.buttonholed cable chain st sampler1

10.104.buttonholed cable chain st sampler1

1.In these few samples I was experimenting this stitch with different threads. The base thread was knitting cotton from anchor.
Row 1- polyester thread.
2. perle cotton# 8
3-craft wool
4- mixed cotton skeins
5-anchor metallic [from hobby craft ,London]
6-silk metallic

10.104.bucablechst-1

10.104.bucablechst-1

2. The first sample is worked in a curve. Zigzag version is worked in the second sample.

10.104.bucablechst-2

10.104.bucablechst-2

This week’s stitch on TAST challenge by SharonB is beaded version of butterfly chain stitch. The basic butterfly chain stitch sampler is here, when it was worked as part of this challenge. The beaded version is explained by SharonB  on her blog.

9.103.beaded butterfly chain stitch sampler

9.103.beaded butterfly chain stitch sampler

1.The first row is the basic beaded butterfly chain stitch. In the second row, single and double beads are alternated. With the set of straight stitches worked at two levels, the beaded chain goes up and down alternatively in the third row.

9.103.beadbutterflychainst-1

9.103.beadbutterflychainst-1

2. Beaded chain was worked on top instead of centre, and worked on bottom too in the next half of the first row. Straight stitches worked at two angles alternatively, beaded chain worked on that.in this way too, the beaded chain moves up and down on the second row. The centre of the straight stitches are beaded, the beaded chain stitches are worked in a way to keep the beads alternatively at top and bottom in the third row.

9.103.beadbutterflychinst-2

9.103.beadbutterflychinst-2

3.I wanted two threads to pass through the beads on the straight stitches, which I couldn’t accomplish, so the second straight stitch was twisted to hold the beads in place, the beaded chain is worked after that on the first row. Beaded butterfly chain stitches worked on beaded buttonhole stitches in the second row. The straight stitches were worked up and down, two rows of beaded butterfly chains are worked on it in the last row.

9.103.beadbutterflychainst-3

9.103.beadbutterflychainst-3