The TAST stitch for this week is berry stitch. I filled another 2 x 2 inch square on my Aida sampler. While I was stitching, I discovered it was easier to use my needle when I pulled the thread in the second step. I put my needle under the first chain stitch with the thread of the second chain stitch under the needle.
Here I experimented with different threads and colors. I used perle 12, 8 and 5. The green berry stitches in the centre are done with all three. I started with the perle 12.
A classic use of the berry stitch inside a feather stitch. The threads are perle 8 and stranded floss.
Two rows of herringbone stitches in stranded silk with berry stitches in perle 12.
Here I stitched the berry stitches with red perle 5 and green perle 8. The French knots are done with 4 threads of stranded silk.
My complete sampler is here.