Sunday, 8 July 2018

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 67: Fishbone Stitch

I know this is called Sunday STITCH School, but today we are once again dealing with something that could be seen as COOKING, or rather, FOOD PREPARATION.
We are going to gut another fish while we learn how to work the
Fishbone Stitch! This is different from the Raised Fishbone Stitch,(#61), which we 'gutted' some weeks ago.

Updated:
In French there are three names:
point d'arête,
point en arête de poisson,
point de passé plat contrarié
Thank you Mattia for the info


Stretch the fabric in a hoop.
Draw a light design, e.g. of a leaf.
 Take a Straight Stitch in the mid vein.
Come out at the top left of this stitch,

 insert the needle at the bottom right

 repeat on the other side, out at top right and in at bottom left


 Continue in the same way until you have filled the shape.

 You can take a Straight Stitch for the stem (petiole).

Cross, cross, cross... that's all you need to do.

Mary Corbet has a great video tutorial. Check it out here.

Homework:
Add the stitch to these three items.

14 comments:

  1. le nom français de ce point est :
    - point d'arête (ou point en arête de poisson)
    et dans le M.Thomas elle précise :
    point de passé plat contrarié
    Voilà, beaucoup de nom pour ce joli point
    Mattia

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    1. Thank you for these three names in French. I will update the blog post.

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  2. I find it can be hard to keep the angle the same throughout each shape, so it is work paying attention to that!

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    1. I agree it is easy to change the angle by mistake. It could be a good idea to draw two lines on the bias across the leaf as a guidance. Any marks will be covered up with stitches.

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  3. I like the fish bone stitch, it has so many variations/possibilities just tweaking it a little.
    It can easily be turned into a 'fantasy' stitch.

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    1. Yes, it also makes a nice band or braid.

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    1. Yes, it is, and will look good together with leaves made with the RAISED Fishbone Stitch, too.

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  5. Does it make the back a bit bulky and take up more thread?

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    1. Not as bulky or thread consuming as the RAISED Fishbone Stitch.

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  6. Beautiful stitch! The leaf looks very life like.

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    1. I think it is one of the best stitches for leaves.

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  7. Very pretty stitch! Your sampler looks lovely, love the colours too!
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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    1. Thank you. Well, green IS a leafy colour!

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