Monday, January 16, 2017

Gate stitch

Sunday Stitch School is a private challenge at Queeniepatch, gate stitch is the 7th stitch. It was new to me, so I just had to give it a try. It’s a needlepoint stitch, but I first stitched it on 14 count Aida. The first sample is in green wool and is combined with cross stitch in purple perle 12.
My second sample is done in perle 8 and 12. Just take a closer look at my Aida sampler here.
And this is gate stitch on my pink 28 count linen needlepoint sampler. It’s done in perle 8. I used the instructions in Mary Thomas’s Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches.
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    1. Dank je wel, Marjolein. Het was leuk om weer eens te experimenteren met een steek.

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  2. I have never seen this stitch. Beautiful work!

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    1. It was new to me too and I enjoyed experimenting.

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  3. You certainly have made one stitch look like three stitches! I love the combination with Cross stitch and the subtle shading in variegated thread. As a filling stitch it has this lovely bulky look.
    I hope to find some other stitches the Master of Stitches Annet hasn't done yet!

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    1. Thanks for introcucing this stitch to me, Queenie. It was so much fun to play with it. The purple sample isn't variegated thread. I just used 2 shaded of purple, one perle 8 and a darker perle 12. I'm sure you can find many stitches I don't know!

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  4. I particularly like the second one with the across stitch alternating. Thanks for that idea!

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    1. Thanks, Susan. As gate stitch is a needlepoint stitch it wasn't easy to use it on Aida. But it gave some nice results as you mentioned.

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  5. this stitch has worked so well in different threads

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    1. Thanks, Margaret. I always try a new stitch with different threads, it can make a huge difference.

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  6. Great work Annet, they really do look like different stitches! I especially like the first one with the purple cross stitches .... then the second is striking too ..... and the third would be a wonderful filling stitch, this one made me think of the sea! I might use this on a tapestry project UFO that has been waiting for some inspiration!
    Thank you, Annet.
    Barbara x

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    1. Thanks, Barbara. It's so much fun to see a stitch change when I'm experimenting.

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