|Stitch 59 - Breton Stitch|
|Stitch 60 - Diamond Stitch|
|Stitch 61 - Raised Cross Stitch Flower|
Finally I am officially caught with TAST 2013 - at least the samples - I have yet to do any of the challenges or to start my own.
Stitch 59 is the Breton Stitch - according to Sharon B it is based on the herringbone stitch (week 5 in 2012). It is said to make a good border and if worked row upon row it makes an interesting filling stitch - also changing the spacing of the stitches can change the look. 2 strand floss on the left & perle #5 on the right.
Stitch 60 is the Diamond Stitch. I had some trouble with the stitch, seemed to be missing a step of Sharon's, but thanks to needlethread.com and Mary Thomas's Dictionary - I was able to grasp the stitch, especially on how to wrap the thread. Floss on the left and perle cotton #5 and #12 on the right
Stitch 61 is the Raised Cross Stitch Flower - also called the whipped cross stitch as the foundation of cross stitches are whipped around in a circle. I am not too sure if I completed the flowers correctly, but I enjoyed trying. 6 strands of floss on the left and perle #5 on the right samples.
You will definitely enjoy the many wonderful samples at TAST FAQ.