Friday, 20 October 2017

Friday Homework for Lesson 40: Du Vos Stitch

Here is my homework for the Du Vos Stitch, the #40 of Sunday Stitch School's collection.

As it is an 'outline' stitch, I used it to 'draw' the edges of an oak leaf and three acorns.
The fabric is kimono silk, and the thread two strands of DMC floss.

This is a UFO, and I will fill in the leaf and acorns, turn it all into a greeting card. The picture will be posted on Wednesday for the WIPW.

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Now, with these pictures I want to clarify the difference between the Du Vos Stitch, Stem Stitch and Outline Stitch.


12 comments:

  1. I like the fall motif of your card. Great illustrations on the three stitches!

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    1. Check in on Wednesday and you will see what I did with the leaf and the acorns!
      It is funny with the names, Outline stitch is the name the Japanese use for what I call Stem stitch!

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    1. The other thing to consider is how you hold the fabric. Do you make the stitches horizontally or vertically? A left-hande person would stitch the Du Vos stitch as it is in the picture, but for a right-handed stitcher it would be easier to stitch vertically from top to bottom, as you would the traditionally Back Stitch. That is why I'd nickname this stitch 'Staggered Back Stitch'.

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  3. THat's very clear. I wonder what it was developed for?

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    1. My friend, who taught me this stitch, learned it in school, in the 50s. Her teacher, Madam Du Vos, was also a court dressmaker, and so the stitch might have its roots in dressmaking and tailoring, but I am not sure.

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  4. Lovely stitches and thanks for the information/tutorial.
    That kimono silk is beautiful.

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    1. That pice of kimono remnant is of a great silk - easy to stitch. Some of them are almost like concrete and you need a sturdy thimble to pierce the fabric.

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  5. I like the oak leaf which shows the angle of the stitch and gives it a pleasing look. You've given a clear view of each stitch example too.

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    1. To ME the Stem Stitch is easier to get even. I've never been a friend of Back stitch and maybe the is why I find the Du Vos Stitch a bit difficult.

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  6. I will have to try this stitch. The other outline stitches get boring after a while.

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    1. it is nice to test new stitches, but we will also find which we like and which we dislike. I am not too fond of Du Vos Stitch, actually.

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