Tuesday, May 24, 2011

100 Stitches - loop stitch

I have just learned another stitch from 100 Stitches - the loop stitch:This is an easy to learn and very quick to do stitch. For my demonstration, I am using this pretty pearl cotton floss:Just to keep everything looking even, I recommend using some guidelines with this stitch. I drew two parallel guidelines at 1/4" apart: This stitch is worked from right to left. The first step is to come up through the fabric halfway between the guidelines: Pull the floss all the way through and go back into the fabric on the top guideline: Pull the floss through, making a small stitch: Next, come back up through the fabric on the bottom guideline: Pull the floss all the way through. Bring your needle around to the stitch you made, and slide the needle under the stitch, not going into or catching any fabric, just sliding under the stitch. Once you have passed under the stitch the needle should go over the working floss: Pull all the way through: That is all there is to this stitch...now you just start again on the top guideline: Pull your needle all the way through to form a small stitch:
Bring your needle back up on the bottom guideline: Pull all the way through: and bring your needle around to slip under your stitch and over the working floss: Pull through: and start the next stitch:just keep stitching until you have the length of stitching line you want.100 Stitches does not have any instructions on how to end this stitch. For my line of stitching, I just ended it by going back into the fabric: pulling all the way through: and then securing my floss on the underside: Here it is all cleaned up without the guidelines:
It sort of looks like a zipper! The loop stitch is #33 on the list and is in the Looped Stitches section of 100 Stitches.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

it does look like a zipper! cool & thanks! p.s. your site doesn't let me use my Google ID (everyone else's does?) -giddy99

donna!ee said...

wow, this is wonderful and the step by step makes it look simple to do! what a great addition this will be ... thank you much! :)

lilipopo said...

that is a really beautiful stitch. I managed to get a copy of 100 stitches, you inspire me to give them all a go!

Kate x

Anonymous said...

Your work is very pretty!!
Have you ever had a problem with your pen ink returning on your fabric once it has been washed out?
Beverly

(I used anonymous because I was unable to post with google--I will check back with you)

big B said...

Giddy99 - Thanks! I got your note on Flickr :)
donna!ee - Thank you - this is an easy one that is also fun to do!
Kate - Thank you! I am so glad you got a copy of 100 Stitches! It has been so rewarding learning all of these stitches.
Beverly - Thanks! Yes I have had a problem with the pen ink returning! The only way to make sure the pen ink marks don't return is to thoroughly rinse the fabric.

Farah Muzaffar said...

Hi Kim...
Its so lovely and easy instruction to follow... I am thinking where to applied it... really like it very much...

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Love

Farah

Madame Samm said...

oh Kim...I love this stitch...what would you use it for? you make it look easier than my book that is for sure....thanks again..

big B said...

Hi Farah, Thank you! I think you could apply this to one of your beautiful pillows!
Thank you Madame Samm - I don't know where I am going to use this yet but it is a fun one to do!

Libby said...

Kim! That stitch is wonderful! It looks like a zipper or a notebook spiral! Love it!!

Little Green Doll said...

What a beautiful stitch!! :)

big B said...

:) Thank you both!

Shipe said...

wow, this is wonderful and the step by step makes it look simple to do! what a great addition this will be ... thank you much! :)

big B said...

Hi Shipe - Thank you! This is one of my favorites :)