Today's stitch was found on YouTube, and has the heading:
Nakshi Katha - Hand Emboridery Amazing Trick #12 - Super Embroidery Trick With Ice Cream Stick.There is no name for the stitch itself, and the description is a bit of a handful.
Nakshi Katha, or Kantha, is a form of embroidered quilt made from old and worn out clothing, usually saris. This is a Bengali textile tradition from Bangladesh and parts of India, of layering and quilting several saris together with a running stitch in intricate designs.
Like the Japanese boro and sashiko was a way of giving new life to old and worn clothes, so must Kantha have been the obvious recycling of Bengali cloth.
It is interesting to see how these old techniques used out of necessity, have become fiber art, pursued by many modern quilters today.
I have digressed far enough, we needed to find a name for this stitch.
It is quite similar to a stitch we have used previously, #101 Rose Leaf Stitch.
|#101 - Rose Leaf Stitch|
One important difference is that Rose Leaf Stitch needs to be turned inside out, which is rather tricky.
I will take it upon myself to name today's stitch Bengali Petal Stitch. If you know an official name, please let me know.
Here are my photo instructions for the Bengali Petal Stitch:
You need (preferably) plain weave fabric,
a sharp tipped needle, threads in two colours,
and an ice cream stick.
Stand the ice cream stick on the fabric and
stitch long loops over the ice cream stick.
Fasten the thread on the back.
Change to another colour and take a few
Leave a gap before you make the
with the help of the stick.
Remove the stick.
Push the loops flat towards the tip.
Anchor the needle where the star is.
For good measure, make another
A Bengali Petal.
Why not make more Bengali
Petals with some French Knots
in the centre.
These Celestial Eyelet Stars want the company of Bengali Petals!