Tuesday, August 20, 2013

100 Stitches - Ringed Back Stitch Filling


This is either a beautiful gold chain or the latest stitch from 100 Stitches, the Ringed Back Stitch Filling Stitch.  



This stitch is from the drawn fabric embroidery category.  The stitch requires the ability to count the warp and weft threads of the fabric so I am using this medium weave linen.  It is very easy to see the individual threads on this weave.  For my floss, I am using a pearl cotton thread.  This is DMC #742.


The stitch is worked from right to left making a series of half circles.  When the end of the stitching line is reached, the hoop is turned top to bottom and the stitch is worked back along the line completing the half circles into whole circles.  The description is confusing and so are the instructions but I hope these pictures will help!  The first step is to come up through the fabric on the right hand end of the stitching line:


Pull all the way through and then go back into the fabric two threads below where the needle emerged:



Count four threads up and two threads to the left and come back up through the fabric:


Pull all the way through and then go back into the fabric in the same hole that the needle first emerged from:


Count two threads up and four threads to the left and come back up through the fabric:


Pull all the way and then go back into the fabric in the same hole as the previous stitch:


Pull all the way through.  Count two threads down and four threads to the left and come up through the fabric:


Pull all the way through and then go back into the fabric in the same hole as the previous stitch:


Pull through.  Count four threads down and two threads to the left and come up through the fabric.



Pull all the way through and then go back into the fabric in the same hole as the previous stitch:


This makes a nice upper half of a circle.  Now count down four threads and two threads to the left and come up through the fabric.  Do the same steps to complete the next half circle only


this time the half circle will be a lower half:


Then another upper half, lower half and upper half.  Do as many as needed to complete the length of your stitching line:


Once the end of the stitching line is reached, turn the hoop top to bottom and start stitching half circles exactly as you started this stitch at the very beginning:


Each new half circle will make a full circle with the line you have already stitched resulting in a beautiful finish:


This stitch is neat and tidy on the underside too:


Beautiful!


A nice close up:


This is #93 on the list of 100 Stitches.

10 comments:

simone arrais said...
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simone arrais said...

I haven't known this beautiful stitch. It has a splendid effect, hasn't it? I loved it, as always. Have a nice day, sweetie!

Jules Woolford said...

Oh that's so pretty!

lilipopo said...

this is a lovely stitch :)
x

Cecilia said...

Very nice! I appreciate your photos and information.

Kim said...

Simone - Thanks - yes it gives a beautiful effect, I would love to try it in a much longer chain, maybe as a border around something.
Hi Jules - Thank you!
Kate - Thanks, I think this may be a new favorite :)
Thank you Cecilia!

jagodaj said...

Very nice:)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Kim.
Mallika

Ajka said...

Nice example :-)
Ajka

Kim said...

Jagodaj - :) Thanks!
Mallika - Thank you!
Ajka - Thank you - it is a fun stitch to do!