Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Sunday Stitch School - EXTRA LESSON on a Tuesday

My apologies for adding an extra lesson! A fault in the instructions of how to make Satin Stitch Outline was found, thanks to an observant reader, and I have added the missing part in this revised lesson. It will be marked in red below.

Good morning and welcome back to Sunday Stitch School after a week's break.

The stitch for today's lesson was found in this book:
On page 127 we find a version of the Satin Stitch, Satin Stitch Outline. It is used in French white work and the French name is Cordonnet when it forms a thin line, and Point de Bourdon if the foundation stitches are stitched in thicker thread. It also resembles Trailing (where the width and thickness varies), but the way the Satin stitches are padded is different.

Now for the working of Satin Stitch Outline:

Make a line of Running stitches where you bite only a tiny bit of the fabric and most of the thread is on top.
Then work your way back in the same way, longer Running stitches on the top, tinier on the back.
You now have 'Split Running Stitch'.

Here comes the missing part.
Place a loose strand of thread on top and then

with the same thread, or one of a different weight, make tiny and tight Satin stitches over the basic stitches and the loose thread.

My apologies if anyone has already had a go at Satin Stitch Outline.

On my Aida sampler it is untidy!

This could be a good stitch for writing or scribbling something...
Play around with pink and blue, but keep the tension even, please! Untidy stitching, like on the Aida sampler above is NOT accepted!


FlashinScissors said...

Ahhhhh! Well spotted Annet! Yes, that extra thread does make the stitch sit neater when it is bound. Handy that Annet had the same book! A great stitch Queenie ..... I will add it to my list to try! Great pictures, thank you for sharing!
Barbara x

Queeniepatch said...

Annet has a lot of experience and expertise, and soon saw what was missing. I am so grateful that she pointed it out.
It has been a messy week in many ways...

Rachel said...

That will help to raise the line and even it out. Well spotted indeed!

Janie said...

Ah, I see the difference and that is part of the learning curve isn't it.
Great work, Queenie, thanks for sharing.

carorose said...

I am going to have to give this stitcha trial run it looks interesting.

Queeniepatch said...

Yes, that extra tread give the line a lift and the stitches look better.

Queeniepatch said...

Absolutely. I also need to learn to read instructions more carefully! My excuse is the it HAS been a tough week.

Queeniepatch said...

I think the result is very pleasing, but it takes up a lot of your time, and maybe patience!

margaret said...

an interesting stitch and thanks for the very detailed instructions another one I have nor come across that before.

Queeniepatch said...

As you know, many stitches belong to a type of embroidery (Hardanger, Blackwork...) and if you haven't done a lot of Whitework, you might not have know about this stitch.

Chitra Gangadharan said...

This is new stitch which needs to be worked neatly. just happy that I am yet to start the sampler. thanks for the missing part.

Queeniepatch said...

I have done most of my homework now and that extra look strand of thread does make a big difference!
Just a word of warning, it IS a time consuming stitch.