[HNW] Punto a spina pesce stitch

Carol Thomas scbooks at mindspring.com
Mon Apr 4 10:02:28 PDT 2011

That was my first impression as well, but copying and blowing it up, 
it does not look right.  It looks more like some kind of bulky chain 
stitch.  Both sides of a row are symmetrical, not alternating in 
length as with long armed cross.

It seems to stand up from the fabric quite a bit.


>It looks like the long armed cross stitch to me.
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>Can anyone give me a reference that shows how to do this stitch?
>It translates from the Italian as something like the spiny fish
>stitch.  The example I'm looking at is
>http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/punto-a-spina-pesce-72151 which
>is accession number 93.196 in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

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