The TAST stitch for week 27 is bonnet stitch. Before I started stitching, I flipped through my embroidery books to see if this stitch was in one of them. This time I found a stitch called bonnet stitch that didn’t look quite the same as the one Sharon showed us, but I couldn’t pin-point the difference. That’s why I stitched both versions next to each other. At the left side the bonnet stitch I found in Mary Thomas’s Dictionary Of Embroidery Stitches, at the right the bonnet stitch Sharon showed us on Pin Tangle. I like them both, but prefer the rhythm of the left one.
This is how I stitched it. The thread goes from bottom to top under the needle, so it twists the other way.
The second part of the stitch. It's only different because it has a different twist in the first part of the stitch.
These are my experiments of the bonnet stitch from Mary Thomas’s Dictionary Of Embroidery Stitches on this sampler. First a double mirrored row with perle 8.
Then a double row of shifted mirrored bonnet stitches in perle 12.
And another double row of shifted mirrored bonnet stitches in perle 5. It has a nice diamond shape between the rows.
The double rows would be nice for couching thread or decorated with beads. I’m not going to do that on this sampler, because now it’s easy to see how I stitched it if I want to duplicate it again. There’s a photo of this unfinished Aida sampler on my Flickr-page.