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Pillow Vintage Stichwork

January 26th, 2011

Daniel Pontius

Pink Gold Purple Stripe

Counting Threads

This vintage embroidery piece was made by someone rather skilled or at least patient. The stitch is a counted thread technique where the stitches are worked to a consistent size by counting the threads of the woven back fabric. The needle is passed between the threads of the fabric without splitting them. I haven’t been able to find the name of this exact stitch, one might call it a modified wave stitch. It creates a fantastic pattern. I love the different scales: the over all effect from afar could be a printed stripe but when looking close up you see the detailed stitch work.

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