Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Tropical Fantastical Ceylon Stitch Tree

It's either called Ceylon stitch or in this case, Vandyke stitch with the single loop in the middle as you see in the picture (see here for genuine unadulterated Ceylon stitch). I think it's called Loop stitch too. Depends upon where you look. The tree trunk is Stem stitch, worked up and down, then Buttonhole stitched over the top. Oh, and a few stray Knots for fruit.

I've decided to call these knots Pekin Knots, which is the true name, excepting I've wrapped a few times. I grew up when French Knots were single wrap Bullion stitches, and they sit differently. Colonial Knots do that figure-eight thing. Pekin Knot is truly, really correct.
My decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

1 comment:

Maureen said...

Love your tree Robyne.How come I've missed you till now?(lucky you I guess)