Spread 7 features the same stitch used in different ways and in different sizes. It's called detached buttonhole stitch in most of the stitch books I own. I've using a machine stitched line as base but the buttonhole stitching is done entirely by hand. On the left it's surrounded by a frame of machine stitching.
Sometimes I discover things that are amazing even to myself. And on the left-hand side of this spread is one such example. I was rooting through my old stitching samples that I had done during my City and Guilds Embroidery Course back in the early nineties when I was just at the start of my textile art career. And lo and behold, I found a sample of a piece of transparent fabric onto which I had stitched little squares of other transparent fabrics which I then frayed at the edges. Ring a bell??!! Oh yes, these must be the forerunners of my love affair with inchies which at that time were unheard of either here or anywhere else. How does this happen? Did they live on in my subconscience and pop up again (without any interference from my rational mind) some twenty years later? I could only follow along with them and the right-hand page is dedicated to more modern inchies, layered on turban cotton and on that same hand-dyed nightie background I've used on all the pages in this sketchbook.