Australian locksmith and author Michael Fyfe has captured the magic that is lock stitched, with the top stitch, the “diamond ring” effect.
Key points:Lockstitch is an art that has been passed down through generationsLockstitching has the same structure to the stitches as other types of embroidery and has been used in many different waysLockstitches can be done in different styles and techniquesLocksticks can be made in different ways to create an effect on a fabric and be used in different settingsLockstits are used to create the appearance of stitches, making them unique to the fabric and the style of stitching.
Auckland locksmith Michael Fytfe is the owner of Michael Fyders, a company based in Auckland, New Zealand, and a master of lock stitch.
He said his own personal style is “lock stitch”.
“I love the look of a lock stitch,” Mr Fyfers said.
“I like the way it looks, I love the texture and the look.”
Lockstikers have been creating locks on fabric for thousands of years, but there have been many variations of the style, with a number of different styles in use across the world.
Mr Fyffers has seen many variations in his own locks, and has had to adapt his own style.
He has created some of the best-looking locks he has seen, and he is very proud of his own.
He started with the original lockstitches of Australia.
“When I started I had a really small collection and it was very expensive and a lot of work,” he said.
It took him six years to collect the pieces of the original Lockstitch and he has since worked with thousands of locks.
“Now I have over a hundred different styles,” Mr fyfe said.”[They] are really quite unique, it is a real challenge to get them in the right place.”
In the past two years Mr Fyrfe has worked with a few different brands of locks and has seen the different techniques being used.
“There are a few that I have had a lot trouble with,” he explained.
“They can be very strong, they can be quite hard to work with.
There are a lot that you have to work at first, but once you get them to where they are comfortable it can be a lot easier to work on them.”
Michael Fyffe is the master of Lockstitches, and is also the owner and creator of Michael’s Custom Lockstikings, which are sold through a range of retailers across New Zealand.
“You are not allowed to take them away, they are part of your lockstiking collection,” Mr Fletcher said.
I have worked with many different brands and I have got a pretty good feeling for what my locks look like”Lockstick and fabric are not the same.
You can’t just have one of each, so you need to work out what is best for you.”
Lock stitching is an industry that has grown rapidly in recent years, and there are hundreds of different types of locks out there.
The popularity of the art has also led to the creation of new styles of locks to meet demand.
The art is a craft, not a hobbyLockstitched fabrics can be created with a variety of methods and materials, from thread to threadlocks, thread to fabric, and even the fabric itself.
“If you look at the styles of the fabrics they are all very different, they have their own shapes and patterns and they are very different to each other,” Mr Michael Fyrfes said.
He does not have a specific technique, but said the main thing to remember is the importance of the stitch, which he describes as the diamond ring.
“The stitch is the centre point of the fabric, the centre of the weave and the fabric,” Mr Mouffe said, adding that the stitch creates the “crown” or the “stitches” of the lockstitcher.
“It creates the diamond shape, which is like a diamond,” he added.
“A diamond ring is not a bad stitch, but if you don’t use it properly, it’s not going to be very good.”
Mr Fyrffe said that, although there are different styles of lock stitching in New Zealand and Australia, there was not a single style that was universal across the industry.
“For example, in New South Wales you have the traditional lock stitch, you have a couple of the modern locks and you have very different styles all over the country,” Mr Pydney said.
Lockstitcher techniques are very much a matter of personal preferenceLockstickers are created using different methods and different materials, and different manufacturers have different techniques.
In New Zealand there are a number manufacturers that specialize in different lock