Posts Tagged 'palestrina stitch'

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
split_back_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
 open_chain_stitch_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
 crossed_fly_stitch_filling_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     

basque knot

Posted by on 07 Sep 2011 | Category:

Also known as: basque loop stitch, knotted loop stitch, knotted pearl stitch

This stitch is worked from right to left and  has a wider base with the knot falling on the stitch line. It looks like a barbed knotted stitch. Traditionally basque loop is used with basque stitch (of chain stitch family).

This stitch follows a close technical similarity to the reversed palestrina stitch. And therefore, this stitch is also often confused as being another name for the reversed palestrina stitch. But, my research led me to a different conclusion. Though there are technical similarities in the way the knot is tied, the way they begin makes a difference between both. As a result, in reversed palestrina stitch, it is not possible for the vertical ‘legs’ to extend on either side of the knot, as it is possible in this stitch (see fig.6). This is the main visual difference.

I will be working between two stitch lines to demonstrate this stitch. This stitch is worked from right to left.

basque_knot_1 …. basque _knot_2
Fig 1: Bring the needle out through A, a point that lies between the two stitch lines. Then, take the needle in through B and bring out through C, as shown. Both these points lie right above and below A, and on the stitch lines.   Fig 2: Now, take the needle under the stitch A-B, without plucking the fabric underneath.
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basque_knot_3   basque knot_4
Fig 3: Then, take the needle under the stitch A-B again, as shown. This finishes the knot.   Fig 4: Continue this process by taking the needle in through D and bringing out through E, on both stitch lines.
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basque_knot_5   basque_knot_6
Fig 5: Do the knotting process and keep with the procedure for the entire row.   Fig 6: A finished row of knotted pearl stitch would look like this.
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loop stitch

Posted by on 24 Jun 2011 | Category:

This stitch is a very simple stitch, which does not incorporate knots, but loops.  It is worked from right to left.

I will be working over a single stitch line.

pearl_knot_1 …. pearl_knot_2
Fig 1: Begin by bringing out the needle at the right end on the stitch line, at a point A. Then, take the needle through B, which lies on the stitch line and bring it out from C, a point right below B.   Fig 2: Now, before pulling the stitch A-B tight, take the needle under it as shown. Do not pluck the fabric underneath.
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pearl_knot_3   pearl_knot_4
Fig 3: Pull the needle out completely to get the first knot. Then, again, take the needle in through D, which lies on the stitch line and bring it out through E, a point right below D. The shorter this stitch, the more ’round’ and ‘pearled’ the look.
Continue the procedure for the entire length of the stitch line.
  Fig 4: A completed row of pearl stitch would look like this.
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stitch dictionary

Posted by on 06 Jun 2010 | Category:

The stitch dictionary is arranged in alphabetical order and will help you to go to a stitch directly. Just click on the alphabet given in the index to go to the stitch beginning with that alphabet. Some stitches are known by multiple names and all names are included here. Hovering over the stitch names will give you the most common name by which the stitch is known.


A .B . C . D . E .F .G . H I . J . K . L . M .N . O .P . Q.R . S . T . U .V .W .X . Y .Z


A
   
    Alternating barred chain
    Alternating twisted chain stitch
index    

B
   
    Back stitch
    Back stitched spider’s web
    Barred chain
    Barred witch stitch
    Basque knot
    Basque loop stitch
    Basque stitch
    Blanket stitch
    Blind knot
    Braided chain stitch
    Bulls head
    Bullion knot
    Bullion stitch
    Butterfly chain stitch
    Buttonhole stitch
    Buttonhole wheel
    Buttonhole wheel cup
index    

C
   
    Cable chain stitch
    Cable stitch
    Chain stitch
    Catch stitch
    Caterpillar stitch
    Checkered chain band
    Chequered chain stitch
    Chiara stitch
    Chinese knot
    Chinese stitch
    Closed blanket stitch
    Closed cretan stitch
    Closed feather stitch
    Closed fly stitch
    Closed pearl stitch
    Coil stitch
    Colonial knot
    Coral stitch
    Coral knotted herringbone stitch
    Cretan stitch
    Crewel stitch
    Cross stitch
    Crossed blanket stitch
    Crossed fly stitch filling
index    
D    
    Damask stitch
    Darning stitch
    Detached chain stitch
    Detached wheat ear stitch
    Double blanket stitch
    Double chain stitch
    Double cross stitch
    Double feather stitch
    Double herringbone stitch
    Double knot stitch
    Double running stitch
index    

E
   
    Encroaching satin stitch
index    
F    
    Feather stitch
    Feathered chain
    Figure 8 knot
    Fishbone stitch
    Flat stitch
    Fly stitch
    Fly stitch filling
    Forbidden stitch
    French knot
index    

G
   
    German interlacing stitch
    German knot
    God’s eye stitch
    Grub knot
index    

H
   
    Half crossed blanket stitch
    Head of the bull stitch
    Heavy braid chain stitch
    Heavy chain stitch
    Herringbone stitch
    Herringbone Ladder filling stitch
    Holbein stitch
index    

I
   
    Indian herringbone stitch
    Interlaced band
    Interlaced herringbone stitch
    Interlaced running stitch
index    
J    
    Japanese stitch

K
   
    Knot stitch
    Knotted cable chain stitch
    Knotted chain stitch
    Knotted cretan stitch
    Knotted herringbone stitch
    Knotted loop stitch
    Knotted pearl stitch
index    

L
   
    Laced herringbone stitch
    Laced running stitch
    Ladder stitch
    Lazy daisy
    Leviathan stitch
    Line stitch
    Long armed feather stitch
    Long french knot
    Long tailed daisy
    Looped running stitch
index    

M
   
    Magic chain stitch
    Maidenhair stitch
    Mossoul stitch
index    

N
   

O
   
    Ojo de dios
    Old english knot stitch
    Open chain stitch
    Open cretan stitch
    Open fishbone stitch
    Open loop stitch
    Opened fishbone stitch
    Outline stitch
    Oyster stitch
index    

P
   
    Paded satin stitch
    Palestrina stitch
    Parallel running stitch
    Pearl knot
    Pekinese stitch
    Persian stitch
    Petal chain stitch
    Pistil knot
    Plaited fly stitch
    Plaited stitch
    Point de cable
    Point de chainette
    Point de riz
    Point de sable
    Porto rico rose
    Portugese stem stitch
    Post stitch
index    
Q    
    Queen anne stitch, The

R
   
    Raised chain band
    Raised fishbone stitch
    Raised spider’s web wheel
    Reverse chain stitch
    Reversed Palestrina
    Ribbed spider wheel
    Rice stitch
    Rice grain stitch
    Roman chain stitch
    Rope stitch
    Rossette stitch
    Russian chain stitch
    Running stitch
index    

S
   
    Satin stitch
    Scottish cretan stitch
    Scroll stitch
    Seed stitch
    Seeding stitch
    Side to side stem stitch
    Slipped detached chain
    Single feather stitch
    Smyrna stitch
    Smyrna cross stitch
    Snail trail
    Sorbello stitch
    Split back stitch
    Split stitch
    Stalk stitch
    Stepped running stitch
    Stem stitch
    Straight stitch
    Square chain stitch
    Square stitch
index    

T
   
    Tacked herringbone stitch
    Tambour stitch
    Tete de la boeuf
    Threaded back stitch
    Threaded herringbone stitch
    Tied coral stitch
    Tied herringbone stitch
    Triple palestrina
    Tulip stitch
    Twilling stitch
    Twisted chain stitch
    Twisted daisy border stitch
    Twisted fly stitch
    Twisted lattice band
    Two sided line stitch
    Two sided stroke stitch
index    
U    
V    
    Vandyke chain stitch
index    

W
   
    Wheat ear stitch
    Weaving stitch
    Whipped back stitch
    Whipped buttonhole stitch
    Whipped chain stitch
    Whipped fly stitch
    Whipped running stitch
    Whipped satin stitch
    Whipped spider wheel
    Whipped stem stitch
    Witch stitch
    Worm stitch
    Woven bar
    Woven circle
    Woven oval
    Woven spider wheel
    Woven trellis stitch
index    
X    
Y
   
    Y stitch

Z
   
    Zig zag cable chain stitch
    Zig Zag chain stitch
index    

sorbello stitch

Posted by on 26 Dec 2009 | Category:

This stitch looks like series of crosses or Xs with a knot in between each X. Once you learn this stitch, you can experiment widely with this stitch by making various geometrical patterns like circles. You will then see how the same stitch could look differently wtih each pattern. :)

I will follow a slightly  curved line. This stitch is done from left to right.  The thinner the thread or bigger the base, the more it accentuates the feature of this stitch.

sorbello_stitch_1      sorbello_stitch_2
Fig 1: Start by bringing out the needle through A and putting it in through B. Both these points lie above the stitch line. Then, bring the needle out through C which lies right under A and below the stitch line.   Fig 2: Keep the stitch A-B a bit loose. Take the needle under A-B without plucking the fabric beneath.
     
sorbello_stitch_3 sorbello_stitch_4
Fig 3: Now, once again take the needle under A-B as shown in the illustration.   Fig 4: Pull the needle out to get a knot as shown above and slightly pull it down to bend the stitch A-B towards the centre. Then, put the needle in through D, a point right under B and below the stitch line. Bring it back up again from B as shown.
     
sorbello_stitch_5   sorbello_stitch_6
Fig 5: Continue the procedure by taking the needle in through E, which lies above the stitch line and bring it out through D. Make the knot and pull the stitch B-E towards the centre so that the knot falls on the stitch line. Keep up with this procedure for the entire design.
  Fig 6: A finished line of sorbello stitch would look like this. Using a thinner thread would have accentuated the features of this stitch.
     
sorbello_stitch_7   Fig 7: This is a sample of the sorbello stitch done on a broader base. Here, you can see the features of this stitch more clearly.

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