These samples are worked by varying the height of the stitches and keeping the number of stitches from three to seven. The first sample is worked vertically and the rest horizontally. I like this stitch worked in conical shape with a twist in the middle.

28.76.vanst-6

28.76.vanst-6

This was an easy stitch to work, but needed to effort to maintain evenness of the stitch which I couldn’t achieve in most part of the sampler. The smaller versions look better.

The whole sampler.

28.76.vandyke stitch sampler

28.76.vandyke stitch sampler

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Working Vandyke stitch as a line stitch, other stitches are worked with it in these samples.

28.76.vandyke st- sampler2

28.76.vandyke st- sampler2

3. The other stitches  here are-sailor stitch, Portuguese stem stitch, Portuguese border stitch and sheaf stitch.

28.76.vanst-3

28.76.vanst-3

4. The other stitches worked in this part of the sampler are-
Buttonhole stitch, french knots, herringbone, coral and wrapped coral stitches and fly stitches.

28.76.vanst-4

28.76.vanst-4

5. Still not getting the Vandyke stitches neat. Bordering with other stitches-
Twisted chain stitches, basque stitch[ started with top knotted buttonhole ], triangular feather stitch, berry stitches and pistil stitches.

28.76.vanst-5

28.76.vanst-5

I was on vacation when this stitch was announced on TAST 2013 stitch challenge by SharonB. I had worked this stitch during a previous TAST challenge, still I want to explore this stitch some more.

28.76.vandyke st-sampler1

28.76.vandyke st-sampler1

1.In the first sample, one side of the central chain stitch is whipped. In the second sample, a wide version of Vandyke stitch is worked and pink thread is woven through it.

28.76.vanst-1

28.76.vanst-1

2. I worked Vandyke stitch as leaves and stems and various TAST stitches to create these motif patterns. The other stitches used here are-
Detached chain stitch, woven detached chain stitch, french knots, Italian border stitch, raised cross stitch flower, pistil stitch, stem stitch [stem], buttonhole wheel, bullion knot, whipped wheel, laced square herringbone, slipped detached chain, cast on stitch and arrowhead stitch. phew!

28.76.vanst-2

28.76.vanst-2

This is the 25th week stitch of the stitch challenge TAST2010 by Sharon.B
Here are the pictures of my Vandyke stitch sampler-

vandyke st sampler-1

 

vandyke st sampler-2

 

vandyke st sampler-3

This stitch sampler is 15 inches long.

This is the 25th week stitch of the stitch challenge TAST2010 by Sharon.B.
These variations are embellished.
7a.continous beads on top and alternate beads at the bottom, two variations tried in one row.Hurray!
7b.Individual Vandyke stitches intercepted with bugle beads.
7c. the stitches are laced with rimjim thread.
7d.three Vandyke stitches done diagonally.they are not done properly ,maybe Iam getting tired.
7e.some more variations with diagonally done Vandyke stitches.

vandyke -7a,7b,7c

With these I have finished my expeiments with Vandyke stitches .
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This is the 25th week stitch of the stitch challenge TAST2010 by Sharon.B.

The next three variations-
6a.First a row of Vandyke stitches in green, over them a row of Vandyke stitches in between them in pink.
6b.the Vandyke stitches are ambellished with buttonhole, and another stitch[the name is not coming to the mind now!] these relapses happen!
6c. here the Vandyke stitches are paired with chain stitches.

vandyke st-6a,6b.6c

Last set of variations to come.

This is the 25th week stitch of the stitch challenge TAST2010 by Sharon.B.
Another set of variations-
5a. I varied the height only on the top, in this row.
5b.Another variation is done, writing about this sequence would be very long!
5c.two Vandyke stitches are facing each other, and in two different threads too.

VANDYKE ST-5A,5B,5C

Just some more variations.