Sunday, 23 April 2017

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 19: Satin Stitch Outline

After posting this lesson a fault has been found in the instructions and you can find the correct version by clicking this link: Sunday Stitch School - EXTRA LESSON on a Tuesday. 

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'.


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

On my Aida sampler it is untidy!


Homework:
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!

16 comments:

  1. not come across this before a you say would work so well with letters. Good to see your Q stitch on a piece of work Anneliese has done

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    1. Yes, I was delighted to see Anneliese's work. She is so talented!
      I think today's stitch was more commonly use before for monogramming bedlinen.

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  2. I like this stitch. As always, you make it look so easy.

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    1. That's because it is easy, but it is 'fine' work and you need to pay attention to the placement of the needle and the tension.

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  3. Bonjour,
    après quelques temps d'absence, je mets à jour les noms en français (de certains points)
    - 16 - puncetto valsesiano, je n'ai rien trouvé en français
    - 17 - Q stitch, rien non plus
    - 18 - Renaissance stitch : point rococo - point de rocaille
    - 19 - Satin Stitch Outline : c'est bien le point de cordonnet

    Merci pour tous ces nouveaux points que j'avais envie de faire
    Mattia

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    1. Thank you Mattia,
      I will update the other blogpost with the French names you have supplied.
      I hope you will enjoy these four stitches.

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  4. I've not come across this one either. I've used stem stitch for outlining but it does not look as defined as satin stitch outline

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    1. I think it is a very time-consuming stitch, but excellent for monogramming linen sheets and pillowcases in white. After washing and mangling the embroidery will have a beautiful sheen.

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  5. I've wondered how the fine satin stitch lines on monograms were done - maybe that's it!

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    1. I had look in my own collection of old pillow cases, alas they are monogrammed in ordinary Satin Stitch and the finer lines in Stem Stitch, but I am sure real fine embroidieries would have only Satin Stitch, in any version.

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  6. Interesting method for the stitch. I have my book out and am ready to go.

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    1. I hope you have a good time, but don't strain your eyes - work only a small piece for a sample!

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  7. This stitch makes a nice bold line, but I never tried it. I just had a good look at it in my book (thanks for sharing which page!). Maybe you can take a closer look at the 7th photo, I think you missed this step in your trial. I'm looking forward to your homework!

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    1. You area absolutely right! I missed that part! No wonder the lines were not very neat. I will have to rectify my post tomorrow when there is decent light to take a photo. Thank you for notifying me of this error. What would I do without my blogging friends?

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    2. I hope it prevents a lot of struggling with this stitch, I think the extra thread gives some 'body' to the stitch!

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    3. I have now a new, revised blog post.
      Yes, the stitch gets much fatter with the extra thread!

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