Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Time for another 100 Stitches Plus post. I just learned how to do this interesting stitch - the Cup Stitch.
For my floss, I used perle cotton - DMC #742
The stitch is made by looping around a triangle foundation formed from three Straight Stitches.
To make the triangle, I came up through my fabric:
Went back into the fabric at a slight diagonal:
and pulled all the way through to complete the first Straight Stitch. This forms the left side of the triangle:
Next I came up through the fabric to start to form the bottom side of the triangle:
I pulled all the way through and went back into the fabric at the base of the left side.
I pulled all the way through, forming the bottom side of the triangle and then I came back out of the fabric at the top of the left side of the triangle:
I pulled all the way through and then went back into the fabric at the right edge of the bottom side of the triangle.
I pulled all the way through and that completed the triangle foundation:
To start the looping stitches, I came up through the fabric just below the bottom side of the triangle:
I pulled all the way through:
Next I brought the needle around and slipped it under the bottom edge of the triangle. I didn't go into or pick up any of the fabric, I just slid the needle under the triangle edge. As I slide the needle under the edge, notice the position of the needle to that of the working thread:
First it slides under the working thread and then over the working thread. This will automatically form the loop when the needle is pulled all the way through:
The first loop:
Next, I brought the needle around and repeated the loop steps - needle sliding under the triangle and then under/over the working thread:
I continued the looping all around the sides of the triangle:
until I was back to where I started. To make higher sides to the cup, you can do another round of looping stitches all around the triangle.
I did the second round and then when I was back to the beginning, I went back into the fabric:
and secured my floss underneath:
I like this stitch! I also like the puffy effect the double stitching gives so I think in the future, when I use this stitch I will always use the double stitching.
This stitch is from the book Embroidery Stitches by Mary Webb.