New stitch?

On Tuesday I was lucky enough to be given this wonderful embroidered cloth (thanks Janet!)

I’ve never seen anything like it before.

So, I had to try it for myself and think you satin stitch in one colour (red here)

then add different coloured satin stitched layers on top (red, pink, green, blue, purple)

before finally cutting through all but the first layer.

Almost exactly like making pom-poms, in fact.

I like it and think it’s got potential…



7 Responses to “New stitch?”

  1. Debbie St. Germain Says:
    October 22nd, 2010 at 1:35 am

    I really love the way it looks, would like to learn that, myself.


  2. Joanna Says:
    October 22nd, 2010 at 8:08 am

    A bit like turkey work?

  3. scentedsweetpeas Says:
    October 22nd, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    oohh lovely. By the way I am having a giveaway at mine 🙂

  4. MILLY Says:
    October 22nd, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Looks really good, good for you working out how it was done.

  5. Pat Sieler Says:
    October 23rd, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    That is so colorful and I bet that the feel of it is pretty terrific as well. My only question is: do any of the threads pull out or do you knot them? I always seem to worry about things of that nature. But the colors are so wonderful.

  6. greedy nan Says:
    October 30th, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Hi. This is lovely but not too good a photo so difficult to see how it’s done. Might it be what is called underside couching? This is where you use a heavy thread on the bobbin side but use the finished effect as the right side. It looks smashing whatever.

  7. Kim Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    This is called Turkey work. I know it was popular among the Pennsylvania Dutch–that is, early German immigrants to Pennsylvania, US.

    A tin shape, like a cookie cutter, was used to stitch around. Loops form around the tin template, and then are cut for the pile look.

    The name refers to Turkish carpets, which were woven with a similar know and cut for pile.
    It is sometimes (erroneously) called stumpwork.

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