Sunday, 2 March 2008

Do you know this Stitch?

Just checking in between my holiday in Marrakesh and my Japanese embroidery class (sometimes life is sweet!).

I've had a busy few days catching up at work and home so forgive me a brief blog.

Does anyone recognise these stitches found on a teapot cover/holder.

The edging appears to be a form of button hole. I think it is done as a single stitch rather than a whipped buttonhole.

The knots appear to to be made independently and then stitched to the pot holder. These same knots are used as buttons on the sleeves and necklines of kaftans.

This sampler was on display in one of the Palaces (I am amazed that photography was permitted). This was the best photo that I could manage because of the reflection in the glass.

Ok, so I am off to Bournemouth for a week of stitching with like minded ladies, can you think of a better thing to be doing in early March?

Happy Stitching


Jo in NZ said...

Oooh, I am not sure, but I bet Sharon B would her the pic. I think it may be a knotted palestrina or something similar.

Anonymous said...

my guess is Palestrina or Armenian edging stitch, or even Antwerp edging. Do let us all know in a future post - as I never have time to come back to check comments! have a fun stitching holiday

Deepa said...

Hi Carol,

Are those knotted things cloth buttons ? Just check this out,

They look similar to the ones in this post. Maybe an expert can tell us what it is.
Have a great time!!!

MixPix said...

Both are techniques I've come across in different guises in needlelace. The first is a variation of Cinq-Point-de-Venise, but instead of cinq (five in French), it looks like trois (three) in the picture. The second looks like a covered ball of quilt batting - you could also use this technique to cover glass blobs or found objects that don' have holes. You start off with a couronne then keep going - Casalguidi also uses these bobbles, I think. Have a look through needlelace sites to find instructions.

Anonymous said...

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Debra said...

it is a wrapped net stitch. Wrap a buttonhole loop or net stitch four times firmly and close together around the needle before exiting. Hold the coil firmly and pass the needle and thread out through it until there is no slack. Noe make another basic net stitch to stabilize it.
Research: Shell Stitch Filling for a similar buttonhole stitch covered net stitch.