Point Natte Stitch

Point Natte Stitch is a fancy outlining stitch. It consists of a succession of slanting satin stitches on each side of an outline so as to form branching lines. The stitches uniform in length and direction of slant.

To work:

Trace the lines upon cloth materials, or, if for linen materials, draw-out a center and two outside threads for guiding lies. Bring the needle up from the back of the material on the right-hand side line, insert it in a downward, slanting direction in the center line as shown in the illustration below and bring it out in a straight line to where it was put in, but upon the left-hand side line. Return it to the center line, at the spot marked 1, and bring it out on the right hand outside line, at the spot marked 2. Work in this manner down the center line, make the stitches one-eight of an inch apart, and let their points be always exactly opposite each other.

Point Natte Stitch
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This stitch is very useful in working plants like seaweed. The following illustration is a Fish Set Centerpiece that was available for purchase in 1901.

Fish Doily Centerpiece
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As can be seen in the close-up of the doily, this stitch is perfect for this piece of embroidery.

Point Natte Stitch, Color Example
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