Breton Stitch-ROSE sampler

Let me introduce you to Breton stitch this week.Have you heard of this one?
I hadn't, until I saw it here .
Elizabeth of Quieter moments has tried quite a few variations of this stitch . It's a rather simple stitch and belongs to herringbone family- infact,it is herringbone with a twist :)

Breton stitch with single twist and double twist.Reminds me of men holding some heavy load.

Here's the variation I've come up with - Breton Chemanthy ;) or Breton Chrysanthemum.

Check out this tutorial if you are not familiar with Chemanthy stitch. For Breton Chemanthy, I just added that extra twist and followed the same steps as explained in the tut.For other links and tutorials,check out this post.

A look at the ROSE sampler

For those who've tuned in late, ROSE(Recording old stitches in embroidery) sampler project is my effort to learn a lesser known or interesting stitch and record it instantly rather than bookmarking it and leaving it for a later period. Most of the time we see something and keep it aside to tackle it at a later point,but gradually forget about it. I've had several of such instances and ROSE is my way to get rid of my procrastination.Here are some pics of my learnings:

Variations of Detached Buttonhole.Click here to read about this.

The sampler in its present state.I've written down the names of stitches used alongside each.
If you are put off by the way it looks,let me clarify that this is not for framing or display.The intention of ROSE is to learn first and use it later.
A few words of thanks
As we usher in a new year, I would like to thank all those who spent a few minutes of their precious time reading my ramblings.Iam not much into statistics and I don't keep track of visitors ,but I do know a few who take time to comment.And Iam mighty glad to have made such good friends.If you are a regular reader do keep in touch with me. I always respond to mails and comments.
Here's wishing all of you a very bright,peaceful,pleasant and happy new year!!!
From India with love,


Ninu said…
your sampler is realy helpful, i dont know much stitches, but ur ROSE for sure is realy helpful..
n Wishing you a very happy n prosperous New year with love,luck n happiness
méri said…
Thanks, Deepa!
Hope you and yours a healthy peaceful and happy 2009!
Anonymous said…
Thanks Deepa for this interesting post!
Happy, bright and lucky new year.
warm regards
"And the trouble is,
if you don't risk anything,
you risk even more."

~ Erica Jong ~
Shama Nagarajan said…
hai deepa...u have a cute blog with nice check my
Join in my first event .......added u to my blogroll
sumalatha said…
hi deepa....u are having nice collectin of stitches.iam also love to do embroidery.iam doing some on sarees and on my girls skirts.i want those stitches personally from u.where do u stay in banglore.i am staying in airport road.
Deepa said…
I stay on the Bannerghatta Road,Sumalatha.If you've been doing embroidery on sarees then you must be knowing much more than me.
Anonymous said…
I am not put off by your sampler, Deepa. I do these samplers all the time. They are spot samplers, rather than display samplers and have a long tradition in needlework. We use them to learn stitches or try out effects before working them onto a 'real' project. Too many people on the internet spend all their time working samplers to hang on the wall or stuff under the bed. A major waste of energy and effort. I love your stuff because you do household linens and clothes and stuff that people actually use. That's a living tradition, rather than just nostalgia or time-filling. So your spot sampler is a working document!
Deepa said…
A million thanks, anon!!! wish you had left your name.
Anonymous said…
I am not going to be original this time, so all I am going to say that your blog rocks, sad that I don't have suck a writing skills