Sunday, 25 June 2017

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 26: Zig-zag Stitch

Welcome to Sunday Stitch School where we have reached the end of the alphabet. This lesson will feature a stitch beginning with Z, the Zig-zag Stitch.

French name: Point Zig-zag en Croix.

I have found it in several books and tinkered with it before. It is easy and fun.

Work it like this:




Take a double straight stitch at the end of the row, then begin the return journey.



Aren't they nice?

On my Aida sampler I made the mistake of using variegated thread, NOT a good idea.

Homework:
Fill a square on this 'fake' canvas. There should be no problem, this time!?

15 comments:

  1. All the way through the alphabet. Nice job!

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    1. If there had been easy-to-find stitches beginning with the three last letters in the Swedish alphabet, Å, Ä Ö, I would have had three more alphabet stitches. I have not found any such stitches and don't want to create any more just yet. There are so many real stitches out there.

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  2. It looks almost like a little fence, doesn't it!

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    1. Yes, a fancy fence, and if you made one section a wee bit larger or in a different colour you would have the gate, too!

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  3. An easy one (as if the others were not) to finish the term. I have just enough space to complete the alphabet.

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    1. Easy and fun. I've already completed my homework!

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  4. I like that stitch in solid and variegated. I think a whole block of it would be gorgeous.

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    1. A whole block of it is interesting, as if you can't see the single stitch it is build up of.

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  5. Queenie you really are an expert of sharing instructions they are so clear and detailed

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    1. The instructions are simply photos, but I hope they are clear.

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  6. Bonjour,
    Voici le nom français pour ce joli point, que je n'ai jamais utilisé :
    - Point zigzag en croix
    et le point précédent, je n'ai rien trouvé bien sûr,
    je dirais en point en Y
    Voilà
    Mattia

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    1. Thank you Mattia,
      I will update the post.

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  7. I'm sure this will be a nice filling stitch on your sampler.

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    1. Filling that square did not take long and I am pleased with the result. I'll post it on Friday.

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  8. Lovely stitches and good explanations!

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