Sunday, 29 October 2017

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 41: Thorn Stitch

Here we are again in the Biology classroom at Sunday Stitch School.
Take out your Flora and look at the Thorn Stitch.

Latin name: Suo Spinam
Japanese name: ソーンステッチ
Swedish name: Taggsöm
French name: Couchure au point d'épine

You need two threads, one to lay on the surface and another to couch it down, like this:
(Of course you can also use a braid, ribbon, wire or anything you want to couch down.)

Then couch it down with a 'cross stitch':





On the Aida sampler I used the same thread, and instead of a good contrast I got a nice 'barbed wire'!



Your
Homework
will be to add some Thorn Stitch to this sampler, which already feature X-Ray Stitch and Whipped Running Stitch.

18 comments:

  1. This looks so easy and would be great for a crazy quilt seam. Nice!

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    1. You also have the chance to play with the tricky threads in your stash!

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  2. Encore un point que je n'ai jamais pratiqué
    le nom français de ce point est :
    - couchure au point d'épine
    Voilà
    Mattia

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    1. Thank you for your information. I'll update the blog post.

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  3. I look forward to seeing how you add this to your beautiful sampler!
    Barbara x

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    1. The stitches will just be added randomly, 'nothing to write home about'!

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  4. This looks like a great stitch, with a lot of opportunities to try different types of threads and colours. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yes, here is a chance to play with difficult thread.

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  5. And, of course, you can always vary the size of the crossing stitches!

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    1. Yes, this is a type of cross stitch you really can play around with.

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  6. I like the celestial look of the sampler. The stitch is simple but I know you'll do something interesting with it.

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    1. Nothing spectacular, I'm sorry to say.

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  7. Love the sampler, the colours are beautiful and so rich. The pattern reminds me of a sky chart.

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    1. Like you I often use remnants of 'odd' fabric. This teal is a nice piece of wool for tailoring. It is heaven to push the needle through it.

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  8. Another great stitch for experiments. Did you know this stitch was part of the very first TAST run in 2007?

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    1. No, I didn't.
      I first got to know about and take part in TAST in 2012.
      I find the the numbering of the stitches change every time TAST is re-run, and some stitches are not repeated. As the Thorn Stitch was not included in 'my' TAST course, I decided to add it to the Sunday Stitch School collection of stitches.
      Yes, it is a great stitch!

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  9. What a fun stitch! I will have to try it out soon.

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    1. It would look great for your underwater plants!

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