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Saturday, 18 February 2012

- - - Saturday Stitches - - -

Hi!  Welcome to Saturday Stitches : )  Here's another installment of me learning embroidery.

You can find all 'Saturday Stitches' posts in the blog header under "My Tutorials"

I'm glad you all liked that stitch from the last post!  I didn't want to do a show & tell until I know what it was called.  Found it!  It's a knot called the "Sorbello Stitch".  It's not in any of my books, but I did find it online to ensure I have the spelling right.  I did this on a weird surface that I wanted to look like snow.  It's a dryer sheet.  I said to my husband, "LOOK honey!  Doesn't this look like a snowbank!?"  His slow reply was, "it looks like a dryer sheet".  LOL  Oh well.  Ya can't please everyone!  If you are trying this out, it's easiest to use a short needle because of all the maneuvering there is.  This stitch takes four times as long to do as a French Knot.  But it's easy, and was perfect for what I wanted.  So here goes.  First, image four points like the corners of a square...





8 comments:

Kit Lang said...

it's lovely!

haddie said...

ok I admit the first time I read this I went "HUH?" but Ya 2nd time thorugh I get it thanks so much

deanna7trees said...

looks great on the dryer sheet. i do stitch on the color catcher sheets. thanks.

Heather said...

that is a very neat looking stitch.

Linda Coleman said...

great stitch Monika, thanks

HollyM said...

What a neat stitch!

Kelly Fletcher said...

Brilliant. Now I'll have to design something specially so I can use these knots!

Faith said...

Oh, my! I know how to do sorbello stitch, but I didn't recognize it. Perhaps I need to practice it more! I think that it's easier than a French knot, even if a bit longer to do, because one doesn't need to worry about creating donuts. (Although, sometimes donuts are just the right thing and then I have to work on not getting nice tight knots.)

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