Stitched with my usual DMC Perle #8 on a linen/cotton mix, this is Vandyke Stitch. I love it – simple, effective, with easy variations, I see it as having many possibilities – a seam or border treatment, long creepy multi-legged creatures, outlines for flowers if you stitch it with a very short inner leg, the same for a sun……
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Triple Chain Stitch – worked in variegated Perle #8 on linen – inner and outer side stitches of the circle are deliberately different sizes. This stitch could easily be further embellished with beads or other stitches for an impressive design.
Sharon B’s TAST2 is here.
Week 19 – Up and Down Fly Stitch in green DMC Perle #5 and stranded cotton, with Bullion Stitch in Perle #12.
Last night was spent in front of the TV doing weeks 15-18 of TAST2 – I’m not particularly happy about these examples, but at least they are now done. I still have to do this week’s one to do, but ran out of space on this piece of fabric. My original plan was to make a long band sampler in the same way as Sharon B’s most wonderful one, but I’m not sure this is working for me. There are some great examples of all these stitches and the various way others are doing it on the Flickr group for TAST2 here.