I decided to explore texture rather than colour, shape or pattern so chose a freestyle random approach.
This first sample is raffia on a background of tea dyed silk noil.
This sample is undyed silk threads in varying thicknesses on a background of tea dyed silk noil.
This last sample is a cotton fabric where I have torn strips of the fabric to use as thread.
I have made them all into postcards for easy storage with notes on the back for future reference.
If you would like to see how others have interpreted the stitch then SharonB does a weekly round up on her blog listing all the blogs where you can find finished samples and there is also a Flickr page with photos of the samples at Take a Stitch Tuesday.