Stitch of the Month
November 2001:
Fringe Stitch

by Joni Stevenson

The fringe stitch is an edging stitch used on linen or other fine fabrics, not on needlepoint canvas.  It's worked near the edge of the ground fabric; then the excess fabric is fringed by pulling out the threads parallel to the stitching.

To work the fringe stitch begin with an away waste knot.  Work this stitch from the back side of the fabric.  Travel from right to left, going under two threads at the top and the same two threads at the bottom.

Back side of fabric

Fringe Sttich

Sample stitched by
Shirley Kahler

 The right side of the fabric will look like the figure shown below.

Front side of fabric

Fringe Sttich

Sample stitched by
Shirley Kahler

When you have completed the entire edge, pull away the threads parallel to your stitching on the front side of the fabric and trim the fringe to the desired length.

Fringe Stitch

Sample stitched by
Shirley Kahler

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