Friday, 24 February 2017

Friday Homework for Lesson 12: Lace Stitch

Just in time to hand in my homework for Sunday Stitch School's stitch #12, Lace Stitch.
It was fun to do and once I got into a rhythm, progress went smoothly. This stitch kind of hypnotizes you and it is hard to stop, alas I was constantly interrupted and HAD to stop. Hence the lateness of my report.

After reading a bit on the internet I learned that the alternative name Bermuda Fagotting, is used when the stitches are used on clothing. It seems to have been common to use this stitch on nightwear and slips. Thinking about it I am sure I have seen it on some of granny's things.

16 comments:

  1. Oh my I am loving your stitching school bits with your very neat stitches. Thanks for sharing them. I am going to try to incorporate a couple in my present embroidery piece, Nancy Nicholson's bird. And what a lot of pretty triangles.

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    1. It is a great stitch. Easy and 'automatic' once you get the hang of it.
      I am glad you are enjoying the Sunday Stitch School. A new stitch will be introduced tomorrow.

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  2. Very pretty. I'd like to have some beautifully stitched nightwear. I will have to put it on my "to do" list.

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    1. If you buy a nightie and just stitch the lacy Lace stitch along the hem you will have a pretty thing to sleep in.

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  3. Yes. totally agree with you on that- the right expression is this stitch hypnotizes you. It was pleasure working on this stitch. thanks for sharing more information on this stitch.
    Chitra

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    1. Oh, Chitra, I am so impressed with the work you showed on your blog. You are so clever at stretching the stitches to their full capacity.

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  4. such a delicate stitch and the suggestion of using it on nightwear or underwear would work so well not that we wear petticoats so much these days cannot remember when I last wore a skirt or dress

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    1. Fashion come and go, one day (soon) it might be trendy to wear skirts with the petticoat showing. THEN is the time to add some Lace Stitch.

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  5. It always amazes me how many names one stitch can have. Now does that say somethings about us that stitch? Love your sample.

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    1. Good question. Yes, I think it shows that the same stitch can be found in many countries, so naturally there are translations, then there are people who give nick names to stitches they like and that nick name become the real name to them.
      In the 12 issues of Totsuka stitch dictionaries most of the stitch variations have no names. Would we stitchers have the right to give a name to a variation we like? It would be far nice to refer to a stitch as Ruby Rose stitch or Fox Gloves stitch than Chain stitch variation #23, wouldn't it?

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  6. Your work is so neat. I have corrected my blog and am working a new sample. No value in continuing with something not right.
    I'm so pleased you commented about my error. Thanks Teacher.

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    1. Oh, what have I done! Right or wrong, a stitch is a stitch and the 'wrong' one can be much prettier than the original version.

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  7. This looks very nice, I wish I had time to stitch it!

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    1. It is quite fast actually, you might not need a LOT of time!!

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