Friday, 14 February 2020

Friday Homework for Lesson 121: Point â la Minute

Finding new and unusual stitches to try out is fun, it is not so fun to realise one has made a silly mistake in reading the instructions!

That is what I learned from my homework this time!

While wrapping the eight Straight stitches one should let the thread travel on the front instead of anchoring it. The result will be a proper cross.
I am sorry for the incorrect instructions in last Sunday's lesson.

Having said that, I personally think the wrong way is prettier, and the wraps sit much better when they are anchored at the beginning and end of each Straight Stitch.
Therefor I have let myself off the hook and here show two versions of Point â la Minute.

Aida Sampler

Sunday Stitch School Reference Chart

Teal Wool Tailoring Scribble Cloth

This stitch has a bitter after taste, I don't think I like it very much. Sigh!


Rachel said...

But now you have two stitches for the price of one set of instructions!

Elizabeth's quarters said...

I agree, the 'wrong' way is prettier and would form a much more interesting pattern across a background. said...

It's not my favourite stitch either but it would be useful in some situations.

crazyQstitcher said...

I refer back to the Anundsjo and how Brita-Kajsa accidentally invented her version of a stitch.
I definitely prefer your version but will test out the other too. Seems Swedish ladies have an artistic streak. :-)

Janie said...

I think they both have their place! And that shows how just a little addition or omission can give a quite a different look.
Great work Queenie.

Pamela said...

I like it done with the varigated thread.

carorose said...

You get stitches like this every so often, they have a mind of their own. But it looks as though you have tamed it.