"And even within the same country, depending what part you're in, the stitch might be named differently! It's the same issue you mentioned with the whole/cloth stitch. Among Spanish lacemakers, I've seen people call CTC whole…"
"That's a great approach, and how I like to look at things too. I try to be consistent and look at the structure of what I'm working on, and that keeps me from going crazy trying to remember twists etc."
"Thank you, I'll have a look this weekend!
I do twist before going into a diamond, yes. Basically any time I'm moving from a ground section into a motif.
I also (and this is something a fellow Spaniard recommended, but I don't know…"
"So here's the segment of "punto ajedrez" (chessboard stitch) I worked. Once I have the piece off the pillow, I'll take another photo to show how it looks from the front. I have to say that so far it's my favorite rose ground…"
"I worked a bit of this stitch yesterday, following my own notes on the video, and found it fun and easy. From what I can see among the pins, it looks lovely. I'll take a photo tonight, when I've worked far enough down to take out some pins…"
"I'm glad it helped! I'm actually going to try it this evening on a pattern I'm currently working on that calls for a rose ground. I'll post a photo once it's off the pillow. I'm not expert enough to respond to your…"
"The image in the last link you posted is one that I remember from a discussion that came up in a Facebook group of Spanish lacemakers I belong to; the person was asking precisely about punto monja, and that's where I discovered it was also…"
"Okay, here's a translation of the instructions. The stitch uses 4 pairs.
1. TC pairs 3 and 4, then do the same with pairs 1 and 2, and finally with the two center pairs. Place the top pin.
2. TC pairs 3 and 4, do the same with pairs 1 and 2.…"
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