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Antique? Dresden Plate

Old 09-18-2011, 07:19 PM
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Found it with my Mom's things. I'm reasonably sure she didn't make it.

The seams of the wedges are about 1/4 inch and they are pressed open. I think they are machine sewn. The plate appears to be appliqued with embroidery floss.

Can someone name the stitch that was used?
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:28 PM
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That is called a coral stitch. I have a book that has all those stitches by hand in it.
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:30 PM
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cross hatch or feather? I see better in the daylight..
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How pretty.
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I've always called it a feather stitch...
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It was one of the ones we learned in 4-H and it was called a Feather Stitch.

Until then I thought all embroidery was just the plain crewel line stitch, french knots and satin stitch. We learned a whole bunch and did a sampler runner to showcase each of the stitches.
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:37 PM
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Very nice work. You should do something special with it....frame it for your studio, perhaps?
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:27 PM
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And the bird in the center, how beautiful
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:34 AM
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Honor the woman who did all the lovely handwork, and display it, please. piecefully, the old one
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:56 AM
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Not sure what the stitch is, but it is neat.
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