Again, nothing very exciting about the TAST stitch samples, just 3 short rows, mostly in variegated #8 pearl cotton. The first is interlaced with a beige #12 pearl cotton. I liked the look of this in the book I got it from and it isn't bad in real life too.
The second row is just plain chain stitch, but the third I've been wanting to try for a while, (just can't think of much to use it on in the type of work I often do - could do for borders, I suppose), and that's the 'magic' chain stitch. I couldn't see how it could work, but except where I got the threads too twisted to pass through properly, it did work! I did this one in strand of plain turquoise #8 pearl and one of mixed turquoise and lime shades.
So, not a great deal to show, but I did like them nonetheless.
I got the bookmark completed and finished up ready to deliver this evening, all being well. Can you see who it's for? Well, possibly not as it doesn't show up too well!! Never mind, I'm sure she'll love it anyway.=)
I now have a new stumpwork in progress, so look out for posts on that starting on
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