Exploring stitches (2)

I have been asked how to do various stitches. Here are some designs to try them out.

Winkie pin
Triangles
Diamonds
Zigzag
How to do Winkie pin footside
Scallop
Scallop
Page 1 of exploring stitches

Winkie pin footside - triangles

Winkie pin footside - Triangles

I have always used conventional or sewn footsides. However, a correspondent told me about winkie pin footsides. These are quick to do, although I think they might not be so good to sew onto something else. Still, I think that they work especially well with solid areas near the edge of lace.

This is a simple pattern. It has alternate spiders and rose ground framed in cloth triangles. The edges are, of course, winkie pin footsides. The worker pair which makes the footside is the same worker pair that is used for the triangles. This makes it quick and easy to work, and I think it produces an attractive result.

16 pairs of bobbins.

Winkie pin footside - triangles

Winkie pin footside - diamonds

Winkie pin footside - Diamonds

Here is another winkie pin footside, this time using cloth stitch.

Another simple pattern. It has larger cloth stitch diamonds and smaller half stitch diamonds surrounded by Torchon ground. The headside is cloth fans. The worker pair is twisted just before the edge pair and all pairs are twisted halfway through the fan, but I don't think this worked very well with such a small fan, so you could leave it out. The edges are cloth Winkie pin footsides.

20 pairs of bobbins.

Winkie pin footside - diamonds

Winkie pin footside - zigzag

Winkie pin footside - Zigzag

Another cloth stitch winkie pin footside.

This pattern is dominated by a zigzag. The slopes going one way are cloth stitch and the other way is half stitch. The headside is alternate cloth fans and half stitch fans. The gaps are filled in with spiders and, on the other side, with Torchon ground. The edges are cloth Winkie pin footsides.

16 pairs of bobbins.

Winkie pin footside - zigzag

Scallop

Scallop

Here is a very simple pattern - a single twisted fan headside. I made it much larger than I normally work patterns, and used thicker thread.

This is to make a scallop. I did this design for someone going to Santiago de Compostela. The symbol of St James is the scallop. There is a more complicated scallop design here.

Here, the worker pair, and the edge pair are one colour, and the rest of the pairs are another. But you can make them all the same colour if you prefer.

8 pairs of bobbins.

Scallop

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