Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thread-u-cation Thursdays: Daisy Packs a Pistil

In the thrill of the moment, I've decided to give Lazy Daisy a pistil! Armed with a Pistil Stitch, the Lazy Daisy Stitch acquires a whole new look that resembles something...... I just can't put my finger on it. Here they are, all lined up with no place to go.
Here's how to make the Lazy Daisy / Pistil Stitch: Begin as you would a Lazy Daisy by exiting the fabric at point A. Now insert the needle right next to A and take a short stitch (about 1/4") and exit the fabric at B. Trap the thread under the needle and draw the needle and thread through the fabric to create a loop.
The next step is to make a  Pistil Stitch by grasping the thread in your left hand and holding it parallel to the fabric. Wind the thread clockwise around the horizontal needle 3 times. Insert the needle tip about 1/4" to the left of Point B at Point C. Now slowly draw the needle and thread through the knot to the back of the quilt.

Now I remember what this stitch combo reminds me of: bowling pins!

If you know the real name of this stitch, please let me know. If not, send someone who can carry boxes of heavy books. (See yesterday's post for clarification.)


Gene Black said...

In the first picture they look like little dinosaurs to me.

deborah said...

blue flamingos!

Cedar Ridge Studio said...

Jack in the pulpets or ferns emerging in the spring.

Like that stitch.
Will use it.

WoolenSails said...

I have been doing a lot of the lazy daisys, great for small leaves on stitcheries, as well as the flower petals.