Sunday, 19 February 2017

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 12: Lace Stitch

Welcome to another lesson on disciplining embroidery stitches! Last week I had trouble with the unruly Knotted Satin Stitch, but in the end, managed to control it.
Before we move on to the new stitch, I recommend you to have a look at Chitra's fantastic Knotted Satin Stitched peacock.

For this week I have selected Lace Stitch, which is one used in Pulled Work, and usually worked on even count linen. The point with PW is that the thread is tugged so tight you won't see the thread, just the hole it creates. Let's see how I'll manage!

Lace Stitch is also called Turkish Stitch, Three-Sided Stitch, Bermuda Faggoting, and Point Turc in French. Searched as I have, I have not discovered its Swedish name, but I am sure there is one. Can anyone help? Är det någon i Sverige som vet?

It is basically a double Back Stitch and worked like this:










On my Aida sampler, which of course is not the appropriate fabric, but never mind, this makes a nice non-pulled stitch:


Homework will be to stitch an inner border on this piece of linnen. 
Now, Queenie, don't forget to pull the thread hard!


9 comments:

  1. Pulled or not pulled, it is still nice. I like the four sided stitch, but this is pretty also.

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    1. I think they might look good together, first the Four Sided stitch and then the Three Sided (Lace Stitch) one.

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  2. I like the look of these stitches. I think I have used the lower one on linen stitched many years ago.

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    1. When the stitch is called Bermuda Faggoting it is often used on clothing, a way of adding a bit of beauty to a hem on a slip for example. I am sure I have seen it on some of grandmother's nighties and so on.

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  3. I just like any pulled thread work but I have to admit that the non pulled sample stitching is attractive.

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    1. It is a stitch with two faces; either you see the triangular thread pattern, or the nice lacy holes. To pull or not to pull is the question!

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  4. This stitch will go well with the foursided stitch on your fabric. I thought I used this stitch on a casalguidi embroidery (http://fat-quarter.blogspot.nl/2009/05/casalguidi-5.html) many years ago, but it's a different triangle pulled thread stitch.

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    1. I had a look at your link and yes, Lace stitch is double, and your triangles are stitch once. I like the pattern that was created, and today I had a look at Chitra's beautiful variations. She is so good at stretching the stitches!

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  5. Love the way you put Three-Sided Stitch and Four-Sided stitch together. Beautiful!

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