Monday, March 03, 2014

Oyster Stitch

This little stitch is a little tricky but, after looking up a few finished projects on Pinterest, I think it will be one that I will have to master.    Using different weight threads or even wool thread it can make the loviest results.



So let's start.  Come up from behind your work, make a loop with your thread, go down just to the right of the first point and bring the needle back up through the loop.   This is actually how you make a twisted chain stitch.








Your thread will now be on top of your work and hooked through the bottom of the twisted stitch.  You then insert your needle up and under the point at which you started your stitch.


 
 
 
 
 
Next pull your thread through, making another loop to the left of the twisted chain stitch.
 







Then slowly wrap the thread right around clockwise.  Put your needle down into your work at the base of this stitch and back up, catching the base of this second loop and anchoring it with a tiny stitch.   This is like making a lazy daisy stitch around your twisted chain stitch.






I promise to work on a little project I found on Pinterest to show you what a delightful creation you can make by simply using this stitch alone.    

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