Today we are having another revision lesson to sum up the last five stitches.
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31 Braid Stitch
After many trials and failures I really wanted to master this stitch. Not having got my head round the printed instructions in books, I turned to Mary Corbet's Stitch Video and, hey presto, I got the hang of the stitch in seconds! The power of the moving image, eh!
A hoop/frame and good tension of fabric and thread is essential, and stitching toward me, instead of right to left, made all the difference.
It's a lovely stitch and the birthday card I used it for was much admired by the recipient and the guests at the party.
32 Chinese Cross Stitch
This H-shaped stitch is fast and fun to work and gives a nice pattern both when worked individually or in a staggered row. Here is looks very modern, don't you think?
33 Chinese Knot Stitch
Also known as The Forbidden Stitch it IS forbiddingly small when worked with a thin thread. It is, however, not forbiddingly difficult, as it is, in principle, just half a French Knot.
34 Japanese Stitch
Although it features in Nihon Shishu (Japanese silk embroidery) I think it looks best as a canvas stitch.
35 Outline Stitch
The key to success with this stitch is checking the twist of the thread.
Z-twists work well with Outline Stitch.
Use Stem Stitch for S-twisted thread.
Sunbonnet Sue is on a Geography field trip to Asia!
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