Friday, 2 December 2016

Friday Homework for Lesson 4: Danish Knot Stitch

Homework for Sunday Stitch School.

I found that Danish Knot Stitch is easy to work, and fast. A thicker thread with a good twist, e.g. DMC Pearl 8, is easier to work and gives a better look, than stranded floss.

 
Here I used Danish Knot Stitch for a small Christmas ornament. Some stitches are worked in thin metallic thread. Hm, OK for an experiment, but the stitches with pearl thread show off better. The length of the 'legs' and the tension will determine the shape of the knot. You can get a knotty Fly Stitch or a fat triangle.


Do go and check out how Chitra has 'twisted and turned' the Danish Knot Stitch. She in a great inventor of stitch variations.

14 comments:

  1. this is a stitch I love years ago I did a tree trunk using it on a piece and it was so very effective it has worked equally well on your christmas ornament embroidery

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    1. I think it is a stitch with a lot of potential.

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  2. A nice stitch to use and what a lovely bauble you have made!

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    1. Thank you. I learned that this stitch is best worked in a hoop as you need both hands to check the tension of the thread.
      I hope to make some more ornamental cards with the SSS stitches.

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  3. Nice ornament! I hope to try out your stitches soon when I get back to my crazy quilt blocks.

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    1. You make a lot of lovely small ornaments, and that has inspired me to make a few card type ornaments for the tree using the SSS stitches. Thank you for always giving me ideas and energy.

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  4. Beautiful work, Queenie, fabric choice and colors great.

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    1. Thank you. It was fun and fast to make and I intend to make some more using these recently learned stitches from Sunday Stitch School.

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  5. Beautiful stitching, handmade ornaments mean so much to people. They are treasures to keep.

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    1. I like these cards as they CAN be disposed off without any guilty feelings - once Christmas is over you CAN toss them out. Finer ornaments or bed size quilts will make you feel very bad if you pack, give or throw them away.

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  6. I should have looked at this earlier, I was wondering what stitch to use on something I was working on and this would have been ideal. Lovely bauble.

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    1. It is never too late to have another go, Linda!

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