Some more experiments of this week’s berry stitch were done on this stitch sampler today.

50.berryst-sampler2

50.berryst-sampler2

5.The second detached chain stitches over the small detached chain stitches are worked in different ways in these rows. The overlapping detached chain stitches are worked two times in the first row. The overlapping detached chain stitches are worked in open chain stitch variation and twisted chain stitches in the second row. The overlapping detached chain stitches are worked in cable chain stitch in the third row.

50.berryst-5

50.berryst-5

6.The inner chain is worked in twisted chain in the first row. The outer chain is a combination of open chain with detached chain on top[or wheat ear stitch, I was not thinking of that stitch at this moment, though] in the second row. The outer chain is worked over the inner chain in the third row.

50.berryst-6

50.berryst-6

7.I started working berry stitch over other TAST stitches. The first row is herringbone variation and berry stitch, Cretan stitch with berry stitches are worked in the second row.

50.berryst-7

50.berryst-7

This week’s stitch of the TAST 2012 stitch challenge by SharonB is berry stitch or double detached chain stitch or double lazy daisy stitch. I started the sampler today, it looks like this now-
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1.The basic berry stitches are worked horizontally in these rows.in the second row long and short berry stitches are alternated. The second detached chain stitches are extended in the third row.

50.berryst-1

50.berryst-1

2. The second detached chain stitches are worked with rimjim thread in the first row.. Rest of the berry stitch rows are laced and whipped with rimjim thread.

50.berryst-2

50.berryst-2

3.Four corners are worked with berry stitches. The design is repeated in this row.

50.berryst-3

50.berryst-3

4.Some motifs with berry stitch are explored in this part of the sampler. The other stitches used are detached chain, stem , Algerian eye, woven wheel, whipped wheel, pistil and buttonhole wheel.

50.berryst-4

50.berryst-4

After working the last few motifs, this sampler was completed today. The second part of the sampler-

49.buttonhole eyelet flower2-sampler2

49.buttonhole eyelet flower2-sampler2

4.The motifs have other TAST stitches, chain, basque, up and down buttonhole and the last one with Algerian eye stitch.

49.buteyeflower2-4

49.buteyeflower2-4

I was planning to skip this stitch sampler, because it was already done before. But realised the joy of working the variations every week was definitely worth than the difficulty of the stitch. The knowledge and the skill  gained cannot  be  easily dismissed.
Now,I have to catch up on magic chain  stitchand portugese border stitch.

The idea of using other stitches to work these flowers was first drawn on paper-

49.buttonhole eyelet flower2- pattern

49.buttonhole eyelet flower2- pattern

The sampler after working the buttonhole eyelets[or wheels?]

49.buteyeflowerst-eyelets

49.buteyeflowerst-eyelets

I worked the middle row today-
3. The other stitches used in these motifs are pistil and arrow

49.buteyeflowerst2-3

49.buteyeflowerst2-3

The sampler so far-

49.buttonhole eyelet flower2-sampler1

49.buttonhole eyelet flower2-sampler1

2. Some more samples of buttonhole eyelet flower. Detached chain stitches are worked in the middle flower.

49.buteyeflowerst2-2

49.buteyeflowerst2-2

This week’s stitch is buttonhole eyelet flower of the TAST 2012 stitch challenge by SharonB. I worked some samples during the previous TAST challenge.

Though these bullion stitches are here to torture me, I am going to try some samples with other TAST stitches.

After the completion of this sampler, I ‘ll post the skeleton pattern over which these were done.
1.The first flower is with buttonhole stitch and French knots. The second flower is with Pekinese variation, and the third one is shaped differently.

49.buteyeflowerst2-1

49.buteyeflowerst2-1

After working some more variations with other TAST stitches, this stitch sampler was completed. The third part of the sampler-

48.arrowhead stitch-sampler3

48.arrowhead stitch-sampler3

Details-
10.Arrow stitches are worked over herringbone stitch line in the first row,Algerian eye stitches are worked between two lines of arrow stitches in the second row.

48.arrheadst-10

48.arrheadst-10

11.Arrow stitches are combined with Italian border stitches and sheaf stitches in these rows.

48.arrheadst-11

48.arrheadst-11

12.Pistil stitch clusters are worked along with two rows of arrow stitches in this sample.

48.arrheadst-12

48.arrheadst-12

When combining arrow stitches with other stitches, the other stitches are worked in lighter colour thread, and arrow stitches in darker thread.
The whole sampler was worked with cone thread, which is similar to perle cotton, but which unravels fast when the thread is twisted often.  but  with lots of colour options, they were ideal for working  this stitch.
In this sampler , I did not use different threads or beads. Using them would have given  another dimension to this stitch.

I enjoyed working on this stitch sampler.