Time to show you the latest stitch I have learned from 100 Stitches. This is the twisted insertion stitch:
This is a stitch used to join two pieces of fabric together:
I used the recommended technique of first stitching the fabric pieces to heavy paper. Remember when I did this for the Buttonhole Insertion Stitch? This is the same set up but for the Twisted Insertion Stitch, I spaced the fabric edges about 3/8" apart. I folded under the fabric edge to act as a hem and then stitched the two pieces of fabric to the paper.
To demonstrate my stitch, I am using some perle cotton floss - DMC color variations #4210 - radiant ruby :)
The first step is come up through the fabric inside the hem. This will hide your knot.
Pull the thread all the way through and go into the opposite piece of fabric. Go into the fabric from the underside and emerge on the top side of the fabric. Pull the thread all the way through. For this stitch, you will always be entering the fabric from beneath:
Now these next steps I found a bit confusing...according to the picture in 100 Stitches, I am doing this correctly, it just seems sort of awkward the way the needle wraps around the thread. I think it will be difficult to explain in words but hopefully my pictures will make sense! The needle passes under the thread that just went into and out of the fabric:
Then straighten the needle and bring the tip of the needle over that same thread...?! Better just look at the picture!
Once the needle is in this position, go into the opposite fabric from underneath:
and pull the thread all the way through. This creates a little twist on the opposite fabric:
Now bring the needle around and once again bring the needle tip under the thread and then over the thread:
Bring the needle into the opposite fabric from the underside and pull all the way through:
Just keep doing that side to side
until you have joined the two pieces of fabric together:
Cut the stitches holding the fabric to the paper and admire the result!
I think this is really a beautiful stitch:
This is #99 on the list and is found in the Insertion Stitches category of 100 Stitches.