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Topic: Anybody know what this stitch that looks like a barnacle is called?  (Read 1734 times)
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« on: February 19, 2012 08:35:15 AM »

I just love it So much but I can't find instructions on how to do it until I know it's name.

Isn't it gorgeous?
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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2012 05:11:29 PM »

Holy cow, is that ever gorgeous!!!! Just incredible!!! *drool*

Ahem, anyway, I think the barnacles may actually be crocheted with a teeny tiny hook.

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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2012 08:13:07 AM »

That's what I was thinking-it's maybe crocheted? It's very very cool!

« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2012 01:30:49 PM »

I could be wrong (I'm new to hand embroidery) but I think it's called the raised cup stitch

(like in this tutorial)
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2012 02:25:23 PM »

It looks like it's probably just detached buttonhole stitch worked vertically. The pebble looks like a variation on the pattern found here: http://www.embroiderersguild.com/stitch/projects/encrustingcalico/index.html  The site has several sections of embroidery stitch instructions as well. And the project is cool. There's a group of people doing them as a group the stitchinfingers.ning.com forums. Smiley 

The raised cup stitch doesn't actually have to be worked on a triangular base - you could use as many small short stitches and make the cup any shape you want. I think the ones on the barnacles you cite use a similar idea, but then work detached buttonhole along the bars instead of the knots that Mary demonstrates in cup stitch. Did that make any sense?

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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2012 06:44:01 PM »

Raised cup stitch doesn't sound near as cool as barnacle stitch.  Just saying... Tongue
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2012 04:58:06 AM »

Yeah, looks like buttonhole cup to me - you work a buttonhole wheel, then keep going round in circles, building on the stitch in the previous row, rather than into the fabric, and it all raises up into a cup shape.

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