[HNW] punto a spina pesce
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Mon Apr 11 14:10:12 PDT 2011
I'd appreciate seeing it.
I've been playing around with charting that MFA piece. It is an
attractive stitch, and certainly new to me.
>I do think the MFA sample looks like cross stitch or long-armed
>c.s., but I can offer you another candidate for "fish-spine stitch"
>- it's a variant of feather-stitching. Instead of the center
>stitches zigzagging, they line up in a straight line, so you have a
>sort of double-stitch ridge with spines coming off it - it would be
>fairly easy to line up the spines almost opposite each other, rather
>than obviously staggered. It's Fish-Bone Stitch, out of The Work
>Basket Embroidery Book, Ruth Wyeth Spears, c. 1941. I can e-mail
>you a copy of the page, if you like.
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