The latest stitch for the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle is another in the Chain Stitch family: Slipped, Detached Chain Stitch. It is not a stitch that I have used before but was fairly straight forward to learn. I used it to make a tiny circle of stitches inside another of the circles on my sampler. You can find the tutorial for it on Sharon's website here.
I used some variegated silk thread and I depending on how you angle the stitches slipped through the tiny little anchor stitch of the detached chain, you can make the resulting stitch look quite different. I tried to make mine look a little like leaves.
They filled the centre of the circle very nicely and I am happy with the result. I also added a stitched outer border in stem stitch as I previously mentioned I might. It was stitched using variegated cotton embroidery floss and I think it will look nice when I have stretched the finished sampler over canvas.