Sunday, 16 June 2019

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 102: Knotted Sheaf Stitch

Do you know the Sheaf Stitch? Here is a knotted version I found in A-Z of Embroidery Stitches 2.
It is easy and attractive.
Updated: Mattia tells me the French name is:  point de gerbe noué

(The instructions in A-Z is for four straight stitches, but as I am working on Aida, I chose an uneven number.)

So make three (or four, or any number!)
straight stitches.

 Take the needle out from the centre, and pull through.

Insert the needle from the right underneath the straight stitches without biting the fabric.
Place the thread over the needle and pull through.

You now have a nice knot.
Anchor the thread in the centre hole.

Come out next to the last leg and repeat.


The workings is totally different from Cross and Twist Stitch and Moss Stitch, but the three do resemble each other, don't you think?
Aida Sampler
SSS Reference Chart
New Teal Wool Tailoring Scribble Cloth


Janie said...

I like knotted sheaf stitch, versatile and attractive. They work well free style too.

Pamela said...

I like this stitch and have used it to cover a seam. It comes out so evenly on the aida.

Rachel said...

It's a nice variation on the unknotted version, isn't it.

Anonymous said...

Le nom français de ce point est :
- point de gerbe noué
Voilà, Merci
Mattia said...

I remember working this stitch. {brain not totally gone!}