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!
Y? It looks like joined y's to me, and I'm asking myself the same thing. ha!
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..
Here is a very clear diagram for working Bonnet Stitch: BONNET STITCH LINK
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'.
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.
That sounded confused--each block had the same stitch.
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!
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".
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!
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.
Well, I did mine.....not impressed or inspired by this stitch...couldn't get anything going.....interested to see what everyone else creates.
My excuse is going to be that I sewed mine before your link came through.
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.
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!
Oh, were you here in my living room? LOL
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. =)
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.
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