The TAST stitch for week 33 is Pekinese stitch. I wanted to build on the experiments in my Pekinese stitch ornament and combined the Pekinese stitch with herringbone stitches for more contrast. First I stitched all rows of backstitches and herringbone stitches. Then I made the Pekinese stitches with 4 threads of yellow stranded silk. I turned my work for every second row of Pekinese stitches. The herringbone stitch is done in 2 threads of stranded floss. The backstitches are all different threads, from top to bottom: perle 12, Stef Frances spun silk with flames, perle 5, 4 threads of stranded floss, perle 8 and perle 5. This 2 x 2 inch or 5 x 5 cm sampler is stitched on 18 count Aida. There’s a bigger photo of this sampler on my Flickr-page.