Sunday, 11 November 2018

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 80: Corded Bar

Welcome to stitch number 80 at Sunday Stitch School. Today we turn to Mary Thomas and her trusty Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches where I found Corded Bar.

There are two kinds, one used for Cut Work and Drawn Work. Then the stitch is usually known as Overcast Bar or Twisted Bar.
Mattia gave me the French names: Bride Surjetée or Bride Double
la semaine dernière c'était le "point de couronne".

We, however, are going to use it free form as an isolated stitch on Aida, linen, plain weave, felt, velvet or any other fabric of your choice.

First you make a bar of Straight Stitch (Satin Stitch) in a set of six, close together.

Then you whip the six strands together without biting the fabric.

Easy, wouldn't you say?
In free form you can of course make the stitches longer or shorter, thicker or thinner. Just change the number of stitches in the foundation bar, it doesn't have to be six.

Aida Sampler
SSS Reference Chart
Teal Tailoring Wool Scribble Cloth


Pamela said...

You make it look very easy!

Anonymous said...

Le nom français de ce point est :
- Bride surjetée ou bride double
la semaine dernière c'était le "point de couronne"
Bonne journée à toutes

Queeniepatch said...

This is a translation of Mattia's comment:
The french name of this point is:
- Overlock flange or double flange
last week it was the "crown point"
Good day everyone

Rachel said...

Easy enough in principle, not quite so easy to keep even and neat in practice!

Janie said...

Yes, I've seen that stitch used in cut/drawn work before.
And yes, it does have possibilities for free form, more fun to come.

crazyQstitcher said...

Such an easy stitch today, Queenie. I've finished mine, trying different threads and now need to post photos.