Fractional Stitches / Stitching
Technique - Instructional Video -
Hi, this is Nikki Loans from Cross Stitch Supplies and today I'm doing a video on fractional stitches.
I know that this is a bit of a tricky one for
most people, so I thought I'd give you a few close up shots.
I'll show you on Aida and on Evenweave. So have a look at this chart and you can see that there are some
very interesting stitches over there. Those are called fractional stitches and it's where you've got two different
colours in one block. So what that means is that there are two half stitches - let me show you what it
Over here I've done a little half stitch in the green and now I'm going to go up to that and do the other half stitch
in the pink. Just like that. And over there there's another half stitch in green and I'm going to do another half stitch
in pink. This is on linen so because it's over two threads it's actually easier to do fractional stitching.
I'm just going to cross them with the pink - but you can decide what colour you' re going to cross them with
or you can leave them uncrossed and you're just going to have to back stitch over it with whatever the chart
will show you.
And there we have some fractional stitches. The green over there and the pink goes up to the line where it's crossed.
Now I'm going to show you on Aida - this is slightly different. Here we have some Aida. Now with Aida it's a little tricky
because your half stitch has got to go into the middle of that block so you've got to look very carefully and kind of
wiggle your needle around until it finds the middle and then you push it through and this is where your size 28 needles
come in handy! So there' I'm just going to cross it - and that's a fractional stitch.
I'm just going to do it once more. Wiggle your needle and it finds the centre, push it through and then you cross it.
Sometimes fractional stitches are called quarter
stitches which would just be this - that's a quarter stitch and
sometimes they're called three-quarter stitches which is what this is - as you can see it takes up three-quarters of the
block and that takes up one-quarter of the block.
And those are fractional stitches. Have a lovely day!
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