Once again I have found this challenge to be very enjoyable and have learned a lot of new variations on some old and reliable stitches.
Without this challenge I would never have known these variations even existed and it is only through Sharon's intrepid searching that I have been able to learn them.
Thank you Sharon for all the hard work that you put into these challenges-I know just how much time you spend researching so that we can learn how to do them and I for one am so glad that you do.
The first stitch is Crossed Feather Stitch and it is very easy to work.
The first row of green stitches are worked down the fabric and then the second purple row is worked over the top of the green ones but in mirror image.
The next stitch is Plaited Feather Stitch.
It looks the same and is worked the same except that when the pink thread is going across to the left to form that part of the stitch it goes under the green thread not over it as in the previous sample.
If you enlarge the photo you will get a better view.
This is the third of Sharon's yearly challenges that I have participated in and finished.
I did flounder in 2009 when after about 3 weeks I knew I would not keep it up and I pulled out.
Now to do some magic with all these little samples.