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    Twilling?

    I just picked up the Feb/march Quilters Newsletter mag. and found an article on twilling. It said it is an old fashioned embroidery stitch that is becoming popular again. I was intrigued by the pictures and had to try a little sample. I though it would be interesting to add to my Redwork quilt blocks. I didn't quite have it right for the first part but at A arrow indication I kind of got the hang of it. I like the raised texture it gives. Am I the only one that twilling is new to?
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    I ahve not heard of that stitch but will be looking it up. I love how your stitches resemble little hearts too. Fantastic
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    That stitch is adorable. I've never seen it before.
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    i read about it once here some time ago, but never saw the pictured stitch. i like what you've done
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    I have heard of twilling for pieces of paper but not embroidery. You are doing a fantastic job.
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    That is beautiful! I don't think I would have the patience to do it.

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    I just finished the top of a quilt with Twilling. Now to quilt it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane007 View Post
    I just finished the top of a quilt with Twilling. Now to quilt it
    ​Can you post a picture?

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    That is really pretty!

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    Love the visual texture of that stitch! It looks fantastic! Good Job!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflies5518 View Post
    I have heard of twilling for pieces of paper but not embroidery. You are doing a fantastic job.
    The paper craft is qwilling. I once took an adult ed class to learn "old" needlework techniques. We learned twilling there. We also did chicken scratch, black work, Brazilian embroidery and several lace methods. Loved that class. The teacher actually had a masters in needlework. She was quite old and still was teaching.

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    I have never heard of it either. But love the look of it and seems like you will do some lovely work.
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    New to me too.... but will have to do some research and give it a try..... several of us gals get together every couple of weeks and try a new needle technique..... we have tried needle tatting, Romanian point lace and this would fit right in.
    Some of us do hardanger , needle point, counted cross stitch, knitting, crocheting and the list goes on ..... but always willing to try something new. Thanks for sharing.

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    If you know embroidery, you may have heard this stitch called the palestrina stitch. It's really quite simple, here's a video tute.
    http://www.needlenthread.com/2007/04...-tutorial.html

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    Thanks Jan for the link. It does look very pretty and would add a lot to needlework on quilts, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflies5518 View Post
    I have heard of twilling for pieces of paper but not embroidery. You are doing a fantastic job.
    I think with paper it is called "Quilling". I have a kit but have never gotten around to doing it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I just picked up the Feb/march Quilters Newsletter mag. and found an article on twilling. It said it is an old fashioned embroidery stitch that is becoming popular again. I was intrigued by the pictures and had to try a little sample. I though it would be interesting to add to my Redwork quilt blocks. I didn't quite have it right for the first part but at A arrow indication I kind of got the hang of it. I like the raised texture it gives. Am I the only one that twilling is new to?
    i read that article and am going to try it also. with the same thought...use in redwork. it would make an attractive & heavier line which would show up better in redwork blocks used in a quilt. or any embroidery used in a quilt. used "whipped running stitch" recently on the back of a quilt and thought...whoa...that would be sooo much nicer looking in quilt blocks. nice full looking stitch. so..will try the quiling now. i think it is even prettier than the whipped running stitch.
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    Never saw it before! Pretty though. I'd say it is a keeper stitch!!
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    I never heard of this before but can't wait to try it. Thanks for that great link Jan.

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    That is cool how it makes such a heavy line.
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    I have recently started doing redwork quilts and find this stitch very interesting. You do very good work, very even. Thank you for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    If you know embroidery, you may have heard this stitch called the palestrina stitch. It's really quite simple, here's a video tute.
    http://www.needlenthread.com/2007/04...-tutorial.html

    Jan in VA
    love the video. I don't have an embroidery machine and I was looking for a way to make a quilt with all the quotes that I love. I think I know how now.... Thanks!

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    I got my mag with this in it too and think I may give it a try. I imagine you are to use wool, and not sure how that would do in the wash?

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    This is also known as the Palestrina Stitch. Great instructions w/pics can be found at embroidery.rocksea.org

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