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111 E Laced Edging
This is a very pretty stitch. As well as charming, it is easy to make.
However, its original name evoked strong feelings ('slur for inuit people'). I have shortened the name of the stitch and just kept the initial letter, as 'E' can stand for anything beginning with E, like Embroidery or Energetic, Easy or Elegant....
Anyway, this is what it looks like.
Perfect for making leaves! Quick and easy to make.
It was lovely to find another member of the Chain family.
Better work this stitch with a thread of good twist, like Perle.
114 Ship's Ladder Stitch
This stitch looks so easy, but was tricky to get even. Better stitch on counted weave.
I have been wondering about its name. Who would manage to climb onboard a ship on a ladder like this? A very skilled pilot? Was this ladder invented to trick pirates into sliding off the rungs and never be able to plunder the ship?
Actually I think the Ship's Ladder Stitch ought to be called 'Ship's Mast Stitch', don't you?
This is an easy and fun way to make butterflies, or other winged creatures.
Let Sunbonnet Sue come out to play.