Stitch of the Month
September 2009: Cassique Stitch

by Tony Minieri

*** This stitch can be used for clothing, architectural elements and land formations.

This stitch is made up of partial Scotch Stitches and Cashmere stitches with a Tied filling stitch. The first diagram shows the stitching order for the Scotch and Cashmere stitches.

The second diagram shows the stitching order for the Tied filling stitches.


To stitch on the Mystery Project for 2009

Verify that you are stitching in the correct section by referring to the roadmap diagram here.


Using 3 strands of your over dyed silk ____________for the partial Scotch stitches and the Cashmere stitches and 1 strand of A4_______________ for the Tied filling stitches, stitch the furling fabric in the Cassique stitch. Follow the stitching sequence as diagramed above for these two areas.

When the fabric turns on the right side of the design, use the mirror image stitch diagrams below so that there is a mirror image of the slant of the stitch to match the new orientation of the fabric. The stitching sequences are shown below for the Scotch and Cashmere stitches.

And for the Tied filling stitches that complete this portion.

Since you are using an over dyed thread for this stitch, the tracking of the stitch is very important so that the over dyed thread expands into the slant of the pattern and the area. You want the color to flow down the furling fabric and not have wide spots of one of the colors of the overdyed thread in one area of the fabric. The numbering sequence for the Scotch and Cashmere portions of the stitch allow this to happen so follow them carefully.

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