Sunday, 30 September 2018

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 75: Maidenhair Stitch

Thank you for letting me take a two-week break.
Now let's get started again with a simple, yet attractive and impressive stitch, the Maidenhair Stitch.
Mattia tells me the French name of this stitch is : Point de Capillaire.

Maidenhair Stitch is of the Feather Stitch family, and worked as a set of three Single Feather stitches on one side of an imaginary line. The next set of three is worked on the opposite side of the line.

Look at the pictures, and you 'get the picture':

Aida Sampler
Sunday Stitch School Reference Chart
Teal Wool Tailoring Scribble Cloth

and Queenie, why don't you use it for one of the crazy quilt blocks? You HAVE started on a new one, haven't you?


  1. I like your stitch. I will have to give it a try.

  2. It's an interesting variant, and I'm sure you will think of ways in which you can vary it further still!

  3. I have used this stitch but I didn't remember what it was called.

  4. I have used this as Alternating Feather stitch but can certainly see it as Maidenhair. I might have to play a bit with this one.

  5. J'aime beaucoup ce point
    le nom français de ce point dans le Mary Thomas est :
    - point de capillaire

  6. I like this stitch, but never tried it. I'm looking forward to your experiments.

  7. A message from Queenie:
    Blogger won't let me reply to comments any longer. So I have begun to answer the comments by email.
    Now, if you comment as 'Anonymous' and leave no email address I can not answer you by mail but will write a comment myself, like this one.

    To Mattia:
    Thank you for your comments. I appreciate your French translation and will update the blog.

  8. I think this will be good along a seam, with beads!


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