Still not done with LSS! Breaking the stitch down, analysing it and stitching samples is really helping me to understand the technique. Both the versions I have looked at so far are very regular and consistent. I can rationalise that. What I am struggling to get to grips with is working with stitches that vary in length and are arranged randomly.
For my stitched sample, I began in the same way as the two previous samples, although most of the instructions I read suggested that the stitches in the foundation row should vary in length (that was just too much for me to cope with!)
I worked subsequent rows in the same way I worked nagamijika-sashinui except that I varied the start position of each stitch. All of the stitches are roughly the same length (approx 10mm).
I repeated this row on row, varying the start position each time so that I did not end up with a bargello effect.
There is something not quite right about this. I feel another sample coming on!