I used this stitch (and a couple of other stitches previously covered in the TAST Challenge) to fill in the last little spaces on my current sampler as I thought the gaps between some of the stitches needed filling.
For my examples of the Algerian Eye Stitch I used my favourite variegated fine silk thread and just added a few stitches here and there on the sampler.
The photograph immediately above shows how my sampler looked before I added the extra stitches and the one below shows how it looked when I had filled in the gaps.
Once I had added the extra stitches the sampler felt finished, so I added some light turquoise border fabric and stretched the embroidery over a deep 8 x 8 inch square canvas.
The border fabric was tacked to the back of the canvas to hold everything in place and the new picture is now hanging in my sewing room with the one I previously stitched.
I'll have to give some thought as to whether to start a new sampler now or, whether just to add the new TAST stitches to other projects I am working on..... what do you think?