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:

Pamela said...

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

Queeniepatch said...

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!

Linda Calverley said...

Thanks for the stitch info.

Queeniepatch said...

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'.

Rachel said...

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

Queeniepatch said...

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.

Janie said...

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

Queeniepatch said...

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.

crazyQstitcher said...

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.

Queeniepatch said...

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.

carorose said...

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

Queeniepatch said...

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.