[HNW] Punto a spina pesce stitch

Susan Scott gwenneth40 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 4 10:17:24 PDT 2011

It looks almost like a very narrow, tight herringbone.


On Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 12:02 PM, Carol Thomas <scbooks at mindspring.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Carllein
>> It looks like the long armed cross stitch to me.
>> ~Fionna
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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.
>> Carllein
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