Posts Tagged 'fishbone stitch'

basket stitch

Posted by on 30 Nov 2012 | Category:

This stitch is useful, especially if you want to fill broad stems. The weaves come out beautifully making it an interesting stitch to do, especially with threads like perle cotton or silk. The curves take on easily, but not too sharp curves.

I will work between two parallel stitch lines.

basket_stitch_1      basket_stitch_2
Fig 1: Bring the needle out from A, go in through B and out through C, as shown. Points A and B are diagonal to each other, while B and C are at the same level.   Fig 2: Now, we do a diagonal stitch upwards. So,go in through D and come out through E. Note that E lies at a point between A and B, and at the same level as D. 
basket_stitch_3   basket_stitch_4
Fig 3: Now, we continue with doing diagonal stitches between the stitch lines, each one parallel to the earlier ones. So, take the needle in through F and out through G, as shown. E-F is parallel to A-B.   Fig 4: Then, we do an upward diagonal stitch G-B, taking out the needle through C. So, from now on, we revisit earlier stitch points when working upward diagonal stitches.
basket_stitch_5   basket_stitch_6
Fig 5: Follow this technique making upward and downward diagonal stitches woven into each other.   Fig 6: The final effect would be like this. You can space them out or even close them in to suit your convenience.


picture dictionary

Posted by on 24 Nov 2011 | Category:

This picture dictionary will help you to identify the stitches based on how they look. Hovering over the stitch picture will display the stitch name. Clicking over the picture will take you to the respective tutorial pages.

Back stitch family
back_stitch_index whipped_back_stitch_index threaded_back_stitch_index pekinese_back_stitch_index herringbone_ladder_filling_stitch_index
Blanket stitch family
blanket_stitch_index buttonhole_stitch_index whipped_buttonhole_stitch_index  double_blanket_stitch_index   closed_blanket_stitch_index
crossed_blanket_stitch_index buttonhole_wheel_index buttonhole_wheel_cup_index rossette_of_thorns_index  buttonhole_bar_stitch_index 
barb_stitch_index mirrored_buttonhole_index   german_knotted_index  blanket_stitch_honeycomb_index  
Chain stitch family
 chain_stitch_index whipped_chain_stitch_index double_chain_stitch_index magic_chain_stitch_index lazy_daisy_index
russian_stitch_index long_tailed_daisy_index  feathered_chain_stitch_index basque_stitch_index  petal_chain_stitch_index
reverse_chain_stitch_index heavy_chain_stitch_index braided_chain_stitch_index  zig_zag_chain_stitch_index cable_chain_stitch_index
twisted_chain_stitch_index alternating_twisted_chain_index  barred_chain_stitch_index  alternating_barred_chain_index  rossette_stitch_index
rope_stitch_index tulip_stitch_index  bulls_head_index  detached_wheatear_stitch_index  wheater_stitch_index
oyster_stitch_index butterfly_chain_stitch_index  raised_chain_band_index  knotted_chain_stitch_index  knotted_cable_chain_index
Chevron stitch family
chevron_stitch_index detached_chevron_stitch_index threaded_chevron_stitch_index mirrored_chevron_stitch_index stagerred_chevron_stitch_index
 double_chevron_stitch_index  chevron_filling_stitch_index      
Cross stitch family
cross_stitch_index double_cross_stitch_index       
Fishbone stitch family
fishbone_stitch_index  open_fishbone_stitch_index  flat_stitch_index  raised_fishbone_stitch_index  
Feather stitch family
feather_stitch_index closed_feather_stitch_index single_feather_stitch_index double_feather_stitch_index maidenhair_stitch_index
cretan_stitch_index  closed_cretan_stitch_index open_cretan_stitch_index knotted_cretan_stitch_index scottish_cretan_stitch_index
Fly stitch family
fly_stitch_index  whipped_fly_stitch_index closed_fly_stitch_index  plaited_fly_stitch_index  twisted_fly_stitch_index
Herringbone stitch family
herringbone_stitch_index threaded_herrigbone_stitch_index tacked_herringbone_stitch_index tied_herringbone_stitch_index laced_herringbone_stitch_index
 double_herringbone_stitch_index  twisted lattice band  interlaced_herringbone_index    
Knots family
french_knot_index pistil_stitch_index  colonial_knot_index  coral_stitch_index  scroll_stitch_index
 chinese_knot_index  pearl_knot_index bullion_knot_index  closed_pearl_knot_index  knotted_pearl_stitch_index
 palestrina_stitch_index reversed_palestrina_index triple_palestrina_stitch_index  basque_knot_index  sorbello_stitch_index
Running stitch family
running_stitch_index looped_running_stitch_index laced_running_stitch_index  interlaced_running_stitch_index  whipped_running_stitch_index
 eskimo_laced_edging_index  parallel_running_stitch_index  stepped_running_stitch_index  holbein_stitch_index  darning_stitch_index
 japanese_darning_stitch_index  seed_stitch_index      
Satin stitch family
satin_stitch_index whipped_satin_stitch_index  padded_satin_stitch_index  encraoching_satin_stitch_index  brick_stitch_index 
Stem stitch family
stem_stitch_index whipped_stem_stitch_index  outline_stitch_index  cable_stitch_index  split_stitch_index
portugese_stem_stitch_index japanese_stitch_index       
Straight stitch family
straight_stitch_index fern_stitch_index algerian_eyelet_index diamond_eyelet_stitch_index ray_stitch_index
radiating_stitch_index lantern_stitch_index eyelet_wheels_index eyelet_stitch_index rhodes_stitch_index
arrow_head_index arrow_head_threaded_index rice_stitch_index    
Weaving stitch family     
woven_circle_index woven_oval_index woven_spider_wheel_index whipped_spider's_wheel_index god's_eye_stitch
weaving_stitch_index woven_trellis_stitch_index  woven_bars_index     

open fishbone stitch

Posted by on 22 Jun 2010 | Category:

This stitch is visually similar to the opened fishbone stitch, but differs technically. This kind of stitch takes a more thread than the opened fishbone stitch. 

I will be working on a leaf design, to help illustrate this stitch better. I have divided the leaf into two; technically three. I have named the the stitch lines A, B, C and D. We shall be working between these lines. This stitch is worked from top to bottom.

open_fishbone_stitch_1      open_fishbone_stitch_2
Fig 1: We will begin by bringing out the thread from D and taking it in through B. Make sure it is angled diagonally as shown in the picture.   Fig 2: Now, bring the needle out through C. Take the needle through A.
open_fishbone_stitch_3 open_fishbone_stitch_4
Fig 3: You get a stitched ‘crossed’ at the bottom. Now, continue the process by bringing the needle out through D and taking it in through B. Then, bringing it through C and taking it in through A.    Fig 4: Half way through, the leaf looks like this. We keep working outside in for one half and inside out for the other half.
open_fishbone_stitch_5   Fig 5: Our finished leaf would look like this. The stitches seen here are not diagonal enough though.

flat stitch

Posted by on 24 May 2010 | Category:

This stitch has technical similarities to the fishbone stitch and the opened fishbone stitch. The difference is that this stitch cannot give sharp ends, and therefore, is not  ideal for leaves with tapering ends. Instead, this is one of  the best stitches to fill in flower petals.

I will be working on a petal shaped pattern to demonstrate. The pattern has been divided into four by two lines inside. The lines are called A,B,C and D.

flat_stitch_1     flat_stitch_2
Fig 1: Bring the needle out from the line A and put it in through line C. Give it a slight slant, but not too much.   Fig 2: Bring the needle out through line D and put it in through the line B. Again, bring out the needle through A and continue the procedure. Remember to keep the stitches close to each other.
flat_stitch_3   flat_stitch_4
Fig 3: The trick for a neat pattern is to keep the points on A and D parallel with each other. Similarly, keep the points on B and C parallel to each other. Half way through, our pattern will look like this.   Fig 4: The completed pattern will look like this.

opened fishbone stitch

Posted by on 31 Mar 2010 | Category:

This stitch is similar to the fishbone stitch, with a requirement to divide the pattern into two. The difference is that the stitches in the centre of the pattern does not fall on the stitch line, but on its either sides. This helps to make the stitches far spaced to create the open fishbone effect.

It is good to know the fishbone stitch to understand this stitch. I will work on a leaf shaped pattern. I have marked the centre with a stitch line. The lines are named X, Y and Z for the ease of the lesson.

opened_fishbone_stitch_1      opened_fishbone_stitch_2
Fig 1: Like in fishbone stitch, first, bring out the needle through A, which is the top tip of the leaf. Take it in through B, a point on line Y. Then, bring it out through C, a point on line X.
It is not essential to do the stitch A-B. You have the option of starting the stitch from the point C.
  Fig 2: Now, put in the needle through D, which is a point just outside the line Y. Bring out the needle through E, a point on line Z.
opened_fishbone_stitch_3   opened_fishbone_stitch_4
Fig 3: Follow this pattern of stitching alternatley on the lines X and Y. Be careful that no stitch will fall on the line Y, but only on its either sides.   Fig 4: A completed leaf pattern will look like this.

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