An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Corlie kindly did some research for me and ascertained that the straight stitch on the bookmark I'm copying is Double Faggot Stitch. Right. I found a diagram here to help me and gave it a go. It's quite tricky because it's worked from the back. Little boxes on the back of the work make diagonal straight stitches on the front.
I can't find much detail about this stitch and am a bit baffled about how to join in a new thread and how to turn a corner. Even starting is off is tricky because of working from the back. Hmm, I may go back to crocheting for a while!