The third stitch on my narrow Stitch Sampler
Again, a stitch I have done many times and enjoy. I found a band of Aida, with a lace edge, which I used for the stitching and then stitched onto the main band.
I explored the stitch, size, direction, with other stitches as extensions, and with various threads.
The larger 'tree' is in fine silk ribbon with french knots added, the smaller one is in a very fine silk thread and has two Bullion stitches, a pearly heart button, Detached Chain and Straight stitches added.
Other threads are DMC Perle 5, Fine hand dyed Perle from stef francis, and Caron Wildflowers -
The link to 2012 TAST is http://www.pintangle.com/journal/author/pintangle