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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Have you heard of the "Pin" stitch ?

I recently came across a suggestion of starting and finishing a thread with a "pin" stitch which I had never heard of before. Off I went to do a search of the internet to find out more.

There is not  a lot out there but this was an interesting link


http://apinnick.wordpress.com/2009/08/14/pin-stitch-tutorial-part-1/




Have you tried this method ?


9 comments:

Bethany said...

Nicola,
Thank you for this link. No, I have not used this stitch before, but I will be using this from now on, especially when stitching verses that the next word, or letter is placed too far to use the orginal thread. Very great tutorial.

KB said...

I use the "Pin" stitch... especially when working on a scroll frame...eliminates the need to flip the frame over to start or end threads.
here is another tutorial

http://www.funkandweber.com/starting-thread-with-a-pinhead-stitch/

brod'attitude said...

Thank you for this link I never heard of it

Pam Tanner said...

Look on scarlet Quice website under their tutorials. Shows how to do a pin stitch on both Aida and linen. Great illustrations. Been a life saver those those random stitches, use it all the time now!

Nupur said...

This is an old technique and very effective for a number of purposes and in a variety of techniques. There are some ways that are more reliable than others - stitch direction, stitch type etc. all factor in.... use it quite often...also used in Indian, Chinese and Japanese embroidery and I think even in Korean silk embroidery... in blackwork etc... will write in detail when I get a moment to catch my breath!

Lelia said...

Yes, I have tried it + go back to my usual stitch over the backside thread. Not sure why - guess I'm a fossil and change is difficult

Lynn said...

My friend has good illustrations on her site: http://home.comcast.net/~bethkatz/stitch/pinhead.html

Erica near Chicago said...

Hello Nicola. This is totally new to me. Thank you for the link.

Donna said...

Some of us needlepointers use a pin stitch all the time. Shay Pendray taught this back when she had her needlework show on PBS. There are other variations, too, like an L stitch or T stitch. I use it when I'm going to cover that area with heavier stitching.