Well, week 68 of Sharon B’s great TAST challenge, detached slipped chain stitch(quite a mouthful 🙂
I wasn’t really very excited about this stitch to start with, but as usual once I started playing around with it things got more interesting. The black and white doodles show that it is a lot more versatile than I first thought. The snowflake type motif was simple to do and adding the eyelet effect in the centre gives it a finished look, you could also add a bead in the centre or try a metal eyelet. The eyes on the little face came first and with a few straight stitches there he was.
I don’t know if you recognise the doodle at the bottom right, but it is supposed to be a crocodile(well, it looks like one to me). The random sprinkled type border is just tulip stitch with a couple of large straight stitches across the base.
My favourite is the geometric free-style border at the bottom, this could be used as a quick filler or border stitch and it was just a matter of altering the angle of the ‘leaf’ part.
My main traditional type sample was fun to do as originally I intended to make a sample of raised or filling stitches. Instead, it became a garden pot!
The stitches I used are:
Back stitch outline
I loved really filling the pot and added a couple of greenery sprays for good measure
with just a few beads 🙂
The weather has been wet and miserable to-day, so I managed to get quite a bit done.
Hope you all enjoyed this week’s stitch, I’m off take a look at what you have been up to!!