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6 Dec 2016

Some new stitches and Rapunzel continuation no. 8

Queenie - my reference number two for excellent stitching
announces Scandinavian stitches each Sunday.
(Number one of course is Sharon Boggon of TAST - take a stitch Tuesday) 

Some of Queenies stitches are so interesting that I take them over 
into my stitch book with drawings how to make ithem. 
Maybe only I will be able to understand them - maybe after some time not even me. 
We will see.


I posted already bout the Anundsjö stitch (it. is Swedish) - it is the first and second row.
It is done with two threads. So in the second row I took two different colours.

The third and fourth row show the Danish knot - such a very nice stitch -
if one needs something bigger than a French knot. It is also known as German knot.


And then fifth row the ermine stitch, in Swedish the Hermelinstygn. I have no
German name for it - maybe someone will know a name.
In French - which also interests me because we live part time in France:
Point d'hermine

Here is also Rapunzel again - a stitching pattern - straw-silk paper sewn down on
silk - and all sorts of stitches around cutout circles


And how I make my marks: It is with this pencil - Frixion is its name.
It is the pencil with some kind of rubber on the opposite end of the 
ball point. But I don't rub out with this - no - I use a moderate hot iron
and go gently over it - if I want to erase the signs and marks.
Like a mystery - they disappear!  

4 comments:

  1. good to see you are keeping a record of Queenie`s stitches and how to do them too. Book coming along well, have not used a frixon pen as they say the line comes back in the cold so in my house it would not work as the house is very very cold! I do keep the kitchen warm though where I tend to spend all my time in the winter

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  2. Oh, dear, I feel very honored to have inspired you to make a sampler and even a sketch book. You are the best of students and I am confident you will be able to follow the instructions any time!
    However, I want to point out that the stitches are not all Swedish. Anundsjö is, and I like the way you have made it with two colours. Back and Cross stitches are universal, and Danish Knot is called German Knot by some. As for the Ermine Stitch I have no idea where it comes from but it does have a Swedish name. When I typed in the French name the spellcheck in Blogger automatically changed it to Point d' heroine, but it should of course be Point 'd heremine. I have now updated the blog. Thank you, Anneliese!
    What is straw silk paper that you have used for the Rapunzel story?

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  3. Bonjour,
    Ce n'est pas le point d'heroine mais le
    point d'hermine
    Voilà,
    Mattia

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  4. Thank you, merci, Mattia,
    j'ai fait la correction, déjà. Queenie m'a averti - et moi, je me doutais aussi mais n'avais pas le dictionnaire près de moi.
    Merci d'être venue sur mon blog.
    Anneliese

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