Cross stitch, Needlecraft and Embroidery Glossary: Narrow Rope stitch to Nun's work
A comprehensive illustrated needlecraft dictionary with clear definitions and working diagrams. Includes 766 terms used in cross stitch, embroidery, tapestry, blackwork, and goldwork.
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A free embroidery stitch which can be used as an outline or a solid filling.
Come up at A and insert the needle at B, immediately below A. Form a loop and come up at C, directly below B and inside the loop, draw flat. Insert again at D, pushing the needle very close up into the waist formed by the twisted chain. Looping the thread under the needle come up at E on a straight line below A and draw flat. Continue along the line.
A form of lace made by joining braids or ribbons with various stitches and bars.
Counted thread work often worked on canvas
but can also be used on evenweave fabric.
On canvas it would be worked with wool and on evenweave fabric with cottons. Some designs use only tent stitch but there are many other stitches including cross, half cross, gobelin stitches, algerian plaited, byzantine, cashmere, chain, chequer, italian cross stitch, fishbone, diagonal, eastern, fan, fern, florentine, hungarian, jacquard, knitted, knotted, leaf, long, milanese, montenegrin, moorish, parisian, plait, renaissance, rhodes, rice, scottish, shell, star and velvet
|See also Algerian plaited stitch, Byzantine stitch, Canvas, Cashmere stitch, Chain stitch, Chequer stitch, Cross stitch, Diagonal stitch, Eastern stitch, Fan stitch, Fern stitch, Fishbone stitch, Florentine stitch, Half cross stitch, Hungarian stitch, Italian cross stitch, Jacquard stitch, Knitted stitch, Knotted stitch, Leaf stitch, Long stitch, Milanese stitch, Montenegrin cross stitch, Moorish stitch, Parisian stitch, Plait stitch, Renaissance stitch, Rhodes stitch, Rice stitch, Scottish stitch, Shell stitch, Star stitch, Tent stitch, Upright gobelin stitch, Velvet stitch|
A counted thread stitch used in pulled thread embroidery
Diagonal rows of stitches over three fabric intersections are worked from bottom left to top right On the return squares are worked over two fabric intersections as illustrated. Also known as drawn faggot stitch.
stitch similar to roumanian couching
but with longer threads.
The long slanting threads are worked closely together. Also known as Deerfield stitch and self couching.
An evenweave linen fabric 160 threads to 10 cms, 40 count
A rustic cotton thread equivalent in thickness to two or three strands of stranded cotton. It is available in solid colours.
Also known as flower thread
A counted thread stitch
All stitches are worked on diagonals following the number sequence as illustrated. The last stitch passes under the last stitch that it crosses rather than over it as shown. The blocks can be worked in different sizes but must be over an odd number of threads. Sometimes know as waffle stitch.
A counted thread stitch
The area to be covered is outlined in backstitch with one strand of floss. Bring the needle to the front of the work and lay a thread across the fabric. Work across the laid thread as illustrated and repeat across each row without going through the fabric.
Also known as hollie-point, holy point and point lace.
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