I have stitched over 2o years and never heard of this stitch. I am starting
a new project. An Eagle scout for my son.Most of it are filet stitches.
Nothing says what it is. Something I probably know but by another name
On Mon, 12 Jul 2010 19:28:01 -0400, "Donna D."
I don't really know, but when you say 'filet' I instantly think of
crocheted borders, or edges that have blocks, both open and closed. I
can only envision a motif set against an open work background.
Is it possible that you create a net then weave it like fillet lace? I
did two pieces from classes at the old CATS (Stitching Festival0 by
Marilyn of Stoney Creek in what she called "Lacis." First the fabric
was in a hoop because tension is vital. Then I back-stitched a VERY
tight line on the outside of the design area. Then (I think) every two
threads were cut and removed (cut-cut-leave-leave-cut-cut-etc.). Then
I anchored a waste know about two inches outside the area, then
wrapped a thread around each horizontal set of threads to make each
set of two threads look like one thick thread, Then the vertical
threads were done, but that incorporated the lace design. Basically
the technique was the same for fillet lace except you make the net.
The starting and ending threads were anchored by a design cross-
stitched close to the lacis area.
On Tue, 13 Jul 2010 06:10:38 -0400, "Donna D."
It intrigued me and after looking at several sites I think what is
meant (probably) with your pattern is that it can be done either in
filet crochet or cross stitch. I would think if they didn't mean
that, there would be a detailed explanation of how to do the type of
work Ruth spoke about which is very complex ! Can be seen here
explanation says, "1983 Vanessa-Ann Collection booklet containing cross stitch charts for a variety of filet cross stitch projects. Filet cross stitch is a modern interpretation of filet brode' in that when the project is complete, the background resembles a delicate net. This is accomplished by stitching the background with only one strand of floss, and the design area with enough strands to cover the fabric."
one looks almost like you create a canvas with grid threads, cross stitch over it, then withdraw original fabric threads. Almost like using waste canvas? Is that the idea?
I looked at that but never found actual instructions. I really have to rush
this and put 2 pictures in one. The is the anniversary of scouting and the
emblem doesn't match the one in the book I bought so I am putting them
together. I thought I had more time to work on this but it looks like things
are falling in to place fast.
A filet stitch is a cross stitch using a single strand. I contacted the
publisher who put me in touch with the creator. I have completed two
Eagle Scout badges for my sons and now have to complete one for my grandson. I
still have one grandson to go who just made tenderfoot
I have the same eagle scout pattern. Where it says to use a filet stitch I'm just using a half cross stitch with gives the background a more subtle red than what's on the main design. Congratulations on your son's achievement. Mine is for a grandson.
Thanks to all you gals who know what "filet stitch" means in counted cross stitching. I, too, are stitching a project for my Eagle Scout Grandson. I was worried about the red border and now I know it won't be nearly as predominant using only one strand of floss.