The TAST stitch for week 42 is Italian knotted border stitch. I drew a lot of different ideas and I started with this one on my black linen sampler. Unfortunately I didn’t succeed to take a good photo of it.
Then I continued on my
Aida, much easier to count! The first row is a combo of buttonhole stitch and
Italian knotted border stitch in perle 5. The second variation is stitched with
2 threads of stranded silk.
I experimented a little
more with my first idea in the third row, the thread is stranded floss. The wide border is a combo of a woven Cretan stitch and Italian knotted border stitch.
The threads are perle 12 and stranded cotton and silk floss.
The 5th row is
a combo of Italian knotted border stitch and pistil stitch in perle 5. The last
row is a variation in Stef Francis spun silk with flames.
Take a closer look at this
2 x 2 inch sampler on my Flickr-page.