>The "Amadeus" is clever.
From page 2 of Jean Hilton's Needlepoint Stitches: "This intriguing stitch was
developed one evening in 1985 as I as listening to the Academy Awards (does a
stitcher actually *watch* TV?) when 'Amadeus' won Best Picture. It was for a
nest for a bead cluster."
But, IMO, the stitch in the DMC ad is a series of 4 Crescents. ASCII chart for
the first one:
2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18
The second crescent is worked over the first, the third over the second and the
fourth over the third and first.
As the stitch sequence follows around the square, it could be called a Jessica,
but one that is poorly worked. In a Jessica, as you reach the first stitches
worked in the stitch, your needle goes underneath those stitches before it
enters the ground fabric. When all passes of the needle are completed, you
cannot tell where you began or ended.
Try something a little more rounded:
4 6 8 10 12
Jean Hilton has many wonderful stitches. Many are reminiscent of 1970's Sting
Art. Some were developed because a student made an error in following stitch
instructions. Instead of ripping it out, Jean encouraged the student to
continue in the "incorrect" way, and a few new stitches have been born.
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