Sunday, 4 June 2017

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 24: X-Ray Stitch

Welcome to Sunday Stitch School where we have reached the letter X of the alphabet.

What X stitches are there? Well the Cross Stitch forms an X, but we have already worked both the standard Cross Stitch and the Upright Cross Stitch.

Question: So what do to?
Answer: Create a new stitch, of course.

Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, got the first Nobel prize in Physics for his discovery of the X-ray. Who has not been X-rayed at least once? Being able to see the condition of our teeth and bones e.g., has helped hospital staff give us the right medical attention.

So let's honour this discovery and invent the X-Ray Stitch. Or am I too late? Maybe this stitch already exists. One thing is for sure, there will be no Nobel Prize in Embroidery for this.

Mattia suggests Point de Rayon X as a French name.

I put together a cross with some straight stitches:

Both the cross and the rays can be of various lengths.

Homework:
Add some X-Ray Stitches to last week's homework
You have a free choice of thread. Enjoy!

22 comments:

  1. well done Queenie a new stitch you have invented.

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    1. It will be interesting to see if this stitch already is documented somewhere!

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  2. X-Rays, I know them well! Nice stitch.

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    1. You have met a fair share of them! You know stitches have healing power, so why don't you try one?

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  3. This will be a very versatile stitch - a good invention!

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    1. Thank you. I hope it will be fun to work with both on counted and plain fabric.

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  4. Bravo pour ce nouveau point, qui sera très utile pour les ornements de Noël
    Je mets à jour les points précédents :
    - 22 : point de voûte ? c'est une traduction littérale, je n'ai rien trouvé
    - 23 : point avant surjeté
    - 24 - point de rayon X je dirais
    Mattia

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    1. Thank you. I will update the blog posts with these French names.

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  5. I like the little one on the end. FUN!

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  6. Love this new stitch! I think it has many different looks. I hope to have time to give it a try this week. There's a project waiting for some stitches!

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    1. It can be varied in length, and in thread, too, if you work the cross in one kind and the rays in another.

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  7. Oh Queenie you are a card!! Love the stitch.

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    1. Ha, ha! Wait for the next stitch!!!!!

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  8. Nice variety with the same stitch.

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  9. That makes a great sparkly stitch,lots of possibility with that one.

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    1. I have just worked it in metallic thread and that adds even more sparkle!

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  10. I'm pleased I dropped in to the SSS as I didn't receive the notice for the X stitch. It's amazing how many ways straight stitches can be manipulated.
    I'm off to add some to my project.

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    1. One straight stitch or two or three or ... horisontal, vertical, slanted, crossed, spaces... there are so many combinations one can make.

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