[HNW] punto a spina pesce

Carol Thomas scbooks at mindspring.com
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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