Of course, this stitch is a mainstay of embroidery, but for the challenge, I decided to stick with counted variations of satin stitch. After looking through books, and the great website of the American Needlepoint Guild I first drew a few variations. That was both to provide inspiration, and to get into the groove again for counted embroidery. Did I already mention here that I hate everything that requires counting? Oh well, sometimes I have to do it for the sake of the results in embroidery. But doing all these drawings was hard for me and not exactly inspireing, so I haven’t stitched anything yet. But I wanted to show I have done something.
You can click on all the pics in this post to see a large version. I hope they are large enough to see what I’m getting at with them. The different colours are only to make it easier to count/ see, every stitch can be worked monochrome, or in any colour combination you can think of.
A few more patterns; description below, and sorry for the random numbering
1)woven stitches 2)checkered stitches 3)Pattern from Sharon B’s sample 4) Scottish stitch variation 5) Scottish stitch 6) Mosaic stitch 7) Parisian stitch (regular long and short stitch) 8) Hungarian stitch 9) zick zack (called Byzantine stitch when the rows are worked in the same hole as the previous one) 10) Jaquard stitch 11) diagonally woven stitch