Stitch of the Month
July 2010: A PROMISE OF MYSTERY

designed by Sue Reed

Happy Fourth of July!

AREA C - part 2:


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Tent and reverse tent:


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Threads: Family B Accentuate


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- Using 4 strands (or 2 strands doubled over) Family B Accentuate (_________), work the tent and reverse tent stitches as charted.

Eyelet:


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Threads: Family B Silk Lamé


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- Using 1 strand of Family B Silk Lamé (__________), place the four (4) stitches that form an Eyelet in the center of each motif.


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[HINT: Stitches for an Eyelet should always go down into a common hole. This prevents any loose plies from surfacing and creating a fuzzy appearance. Also, if the hole appears too small to accommodate the threads/number of stitches that will fill the hole, enlarge the hole slightly with a needle or laying tool.]

Inverted Smyrna Cross:


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Threads: Family C #12 braid


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- Using 1 strand Family C #12 braid (__________), place an Inverted Smyrna Cross into the small diamond areas between the motifs. Compensate this stitch at the edges of Area C with an Eyelet. Refer to the chart.

[HINT: If unsure how to compensate a stitch, use a piece of graph paper: the square grid = canvas holes and the lines = canvas threads. Draw the entire stitch onto the graph paper and then use sticky papers to block off any areas lost to compensation. The drawn lines = the stitches you need and the square grid = the holes you should use. If a stitch is ‘layered’ (eg. Rhodes, Smyrna, etc.) place the compensated stitches in the same order as if doing a full unit.]

We are more than half-way to the end of our mystery. See you in August!

Sue

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