Filet Cross stitch


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
maybe.
Thanks
Donna
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Donna D.
Wish I could help but the only filet stitch I know is on crochet.
Lucille
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Lucille
On Mon, 12 Jul 2010 19:28:01 -0400, "Donna D." wrote:
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.
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lucretiaborgia
On Mon, 12 Jul 2010 19:28:01 -0400, "Donna D." wrote:
I decided to google and think this explains it, you could either do the pattern in filet crochet, or cross stitch.
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lucretiaborgia
Thanks But I couldn't really find instructions so I think I might do half stitches or regular stitches. It said it was supposed to look like a fine net. I don't see why that is necessary Donna
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Donna D.
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.
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Ruth Plummer
On Tue, 13 Jul 2010 06:10:38 -0400, "Donna D." wrote:
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
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lucretiaborgia
Here's a photo of a chart of "filet cross stitch"
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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." Another photo:
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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?
HTH, Sue
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Susan Hartman
Donna, is there a picture of this project somewhere? Maybe that would help us, although it looks like maybe Susan might have found what it is. I'd never heard of it, either.
Joan
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Joan E.
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. Thanks Donna
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Donna D.
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
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Zims
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.
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janewebster48
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.
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sueposs57
i think it is the half stitch. doing the eagle for my grandson. hope yours turned out great. this is my second and i did half stitches
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quiltlady3580

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