July 3, 2012

TAST: Wk 27: Bonnet Stitch

The TAST Stitch for the Week of July 2 is the Bonnet Stitch.
For more information and examples, check here on Sharon B's blog.


Sample of hand embroidered Bonnet stitch

Photo Courtesy of Pin Tangle

20 comments:

Cy said...

Hmmmmm.....

Debra Spincic said...

Exactly. I feel like we've had a run of stitches with arms. It doesn't look that different from crossed buttonhole to me (which is a stitch I love). I'll be a good girl and give it a whirl!

Suztats said...

Y? It looks like joined y's to me, and I'm asking myself the same thing. ha!

Judy S. said...

And needs perle thread to look nice. I agree it's a lot like the crossed buttonhole which at least you can find in a book. Oh well..

Debra Spincic said...

Here is a very clear diagram for working Bonnet Stitch:

BONNET STITCH LINK

Cy said...

I noticed that Sharon's instructions have the 1st wrap going OVER the bar before going under it from right to left. The instruction I found in old stitch book has the wrap going under first from left to right, just like the diagram in that link you have given us Debra.
I have tried both ways and have definitely got a preference now, but I just can't seem to get anything interesting happening though.
I can see a resemblance to the Palestrina stitch but with the needle going through the fabric to create the 'knot'.

Debra Spincic said...

I did my 2¢ worth and I am sure I will forget how to do it by the end of the week! Not sure it is going on the Go To List.

I saw a "tip" recently from someone who had taken one of Martha Green's workshops (she's a bigtime CQer and teacher) who said Martha always has a stack of blocks, picks a thread and stitches the stack of blocks one seam at a time. It's a bit of an assembly line approach but I could see by the bottom of the block stack how you would definitely know a stitch.

I do that a little by working the stitch on each of my hand projects that I have going at the time. It is a good way to get work done but you have to be in the zone and know where you want your stitches.

Debra Spincic said...

That sounded confused--each block had the same stitch.

cq4fun said...

Thanks for the extra information you sent, Debra. This stitch doesn't appeal to me one little bit, and I won't be using it. Not sure what I will stitch, but not this one, because I can't see myself ever using it. Just call me rebellious this week!

Cy said...

Ooh you "Little-Miss-Rebellious" you.
I can see you standing there with your hands on hips and scrunching up your face, saying "I won't do it. I won't".

Deborah McLaughlin said...

I'll give it a try but I won't remember it for 5 minutes. :-) I don't see it fitting into my plans either. But we'll see. I'll be interested to see what others come up with!

Debra Spincic said...

What's the deal with the stitch?

If you follow the directions/link I sent you, it's very easy. It looks best done a little larger so you can see the nice twist in the middle. I have mine done and it's very pretty.

Suztats said...

Well, I did mine.....not impressed or inspired by this stitch...couldn't get anything going.....interested to see what everyone else creates.

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

My excuse is going to be that I sewed mine before your link came through.

Debra Spincic said...

Gee Whiz!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I liked it once I got the hang of it. I even managed a tree though I struggled with that. Now if I could only get the hang of Blogger.

Peacock said...

I suspect that the direction of wrap (over vs under the first bar) will interact with the twist of the thread (S- vs Z- twist), and that one type of thread will be enhanced by the over wrap while the other type of thread will be enhanced by the under wrap. I may need to do some hands-on experimentation to verify this theory!

Susan said...

Oh, were you here in my living room? LOL

cq4fun said...

It isn't the difficulty. I don't like the look of it. I almost never use a cretan for the same reason. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. =)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this link; I've also thanked Kay Susan. This is really clear unlike so much of what I found on the Web. I was about to give up, having made several attempts.

I worked in a wool and couldn't see much difference from crossed buttonhole. I'm very cold toward this stitch.