Friday, October 19, 2012

Italian knotted border stitch

The TAST stitch for week 42 is Italian knotted border stitch. I drew a lot of different ideas and I started with this one on my black linen sampler. Unfortunately I didn’t succeed to take a good photo of it.
Then I continued on my Aida, much easier to count! The first row is a combo of buttonhole stitch and Italian knotted border stitch in perle 5. The second variation is stitched with 2 threads of stranded silk.
I experimented a little more with my first idea in the third row, the thread is stranded floss. The wide border is a combo of a woven Cretan stitch and Italian knotted border stitch. The threads are perle 12 and stranded cotton and silk floss.
The 5th row is a combo of Italian knotted border stitch and pistil stitch in perle 5. The last row is a variation in Stef Francis spun silk with flames.
Take a closer look at this 2 x 2 inch sampler on my Flickr-page.

11 comments:

  1. Nice experiments Annet..one with pistil stitch is most beautiful!!

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  2. Het is altijd lastig kiezen tussen evenwave en aïda wat mij betreft. Het eerste vind ik mooier, maar aïda borduurt vaak makkelijker.
    Je hebt weer mooie stekenvoorbeelden gemaakt.
    Groetjes,
    Paula

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  3. As always interesting and beautiful!

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  4. ALL samples look beautiful !!!! one on aida turned really good !!!!!

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  5. The Italian Border stitch, like others in the Fly stitch family and those with straight lines + knots make truly beautiful combinations. There is a very 'knitted' look in many of your combos. I especially like the one with Cretan stitch.
    It is always a pleasure looking at your work.

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  6. great examples of what you can achieve with this stitch Annet, must get going on my sample, last minute once again.

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  7. love all variations..wants to try them..

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  8. wow, your sampler is very nice. and so many variations you found !

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  9. a job that I can only admire, is splendor, congratulations! Silvia

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  10. this is a beautiful stitch Annet. You are very skilled with your needle.
    http://karenannruane.typepad.com/karen_ruane/

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  11. all of your examples are fabulous but i really like the use of the buttonhole combination and the pistil stitch combination.
    beautiful work.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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