Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sailor stitch & sailor’s edge

TAST stitch 56 is sailor stitch, which is basically a chain stitch tied with a buttonhole stitch. This first row is stitched in Caron Watercolours.
It reminded me of the spiked knotted cable chain, which is basically an oyster stitch tied with a buttonhole stitch. So I stitched them under my sailor stitch with the same thread to see the difference.
Then I stitched another row of sailor stitches in perle 8. I varied the size of the buttonhole part of the stitch.
TAST stitch 57 is sailor’s edge. I found this stitch in my embroidery book Stitch Sampler by Lucinda Ganderton. There’s it called sailor edging and it’s worked at the edge of the fabric. I tried to translate that to Aida with perle 8. I’m planning to use both stitches on other projects in the coming weeks.
Take a closer look at my samples here.


  1. Die tweede ziet er ingewikkeld uit!!

  2. I've never seen the Spiked Knotted Cable Chain before. They are, like all your stitches, neat!

  3. another great example of the tast stitches

  4. very nice examples, Annet! I've fallen behind....


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