Sunday, 8 April 2018

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 56: Detached Twisted Chain Stitch

Let's go looking for easy stitches!

Sunday Stitch School today focuses on the well-known Twisted Chain stitch, but used in an unusual way - Detached!

I found it easiest to stitch it away from me, like this:






The completed stitch reminds me of an awareness ribbon

No Swedish name found. Mattia suggests these names in French: - point de chainette détaché torsadé
- point de bouclette torsadé

Homework:
  • Aida sampler
  • SSS Reference Chart
  • Play around on the scribble cloth







13 comments:

  1. It may be well known but I don't think I've used this stitch

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    1. When Twisted Chain is worked in a line it makes a beautiful 'rope' and I am sure you have both seen and used it. However, I have not often seen the stitch in units of one, i.g. detached so thought I would add it to my SSS list.
      It could be used for an 'Awareness of Breast Cancer' pink ribbon, or a fish, or a leaf....

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  2. I can see that stitch would be a good texture filler, in different sizes
    and directions. And it could be used for a border. Maybe even as fish in a pond?
    Many possibilities.

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  3. It does look like an awareness ribbon.

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    1. Especially if worked in ribbon, I guess!

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  4. It's very useful for breaking up textures a bit while still keeping within the chain stitch family. And as you say, it has a myriad of other uses...

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    1. Almost every basic stitch can be varied endlessly, just think of all the buttonholed stitches there are.

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  5. These make cute little fishes!

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  6. Je n'ai rien trouvé dans mes livres pour ce point ;
    je le traduirais par
    - point de chainette détaché torsadé
    - point de bouclette torsadé
    Voilà
    Mattia

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    1. Thank you. I have updated the post with your suggestions, but there is no Swedish name as far as I know.

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  7. It does look like an Awareness badge. Such a simple little stitch, with many uses I'm sure. Time to play with it.

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