Well here I am and it is 1.50am and I have just finished stitching my week 9 stitch for the TAST challenge run by Sharon B over at Pintangle.
This weeks stitch is Raised Herringbone Band and I must admit that I have been put off by the fact that the base of the stitch is Satin Stitch.
I hate doing Satin Stitch and I was going to cheat and work it over a ribbon but I decided to bite the bullet and do the Satin Stitch.
Now even if I do say so myself I think I have done a pretty even Satin Stitch in my official Sampler and I may even do some more after this--who knows I could grow to like it.
I used a variegated Perle 8 for the Satin Stitch -a stranded cotton for the Herringbone stitch and a metallic thread for the lacing.
Here is my sample Sampler which I practise on first and that is worked in Perle 5's and is laced with a boucle thread.