Sunday, 4 December 2016

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 5: Ermine Stitch

Hello and welcome to today's lesson at Sunday Stitch School.

Here is a stitch from the Cross Stitch family - the Ermine Stitch. Apparently it got its name because it resembles the tail of the ermine.

Swedish name: Hermelinstygn
French name: Point d'hermine
Do you know any other name in English or in your language? If so, please leave a comment below.

It is worked like this:


On Aida:


Homework
Use the Ermine Stitch in a creative way!
(I can already see it blossoming together with Lazy Daisy Stitches, turning into snowflakes or stars in the sky....)

26 comments:

margaret said...

this is such a useful stitch I too know it as ermine stitch

Queeniepatch said...

It is fast and fun, too. I should have learned it much earlier!

Shami Immanuel said...

Beautiful stitch queenie.

Anonymous said...

Le nom français est :
- Point d'Hermine
Un nouveau point pour moi
Merci
Mattia

Chitra Gangadharan said...

Very simple and lovely stitch.

Annet said...

O yes, ermine stitch is such a lovely stitch to play with.

Lyn Warner said...

It reminds me of twinkling stars.

Pamela said...

I didn't know about this stitch, but I really like it. I think it will be nice along a CQ seam.

Queeniepatch said...

And it is fun and easy, too!

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you for the French name of this stitch. I will update the blog post.

Queeniepatch said...

It's fast, too!

Queeniepatch said...

I am sure you have made several creative samplers with the Ermine Stitch! I will have go and check.

Queeniepatch said...

My instant thought, too.

Queeniepatch said...

It might have been hiding among other Cross Stitch variations. With the contrast you add in the length and angle of the cross the more or less like an ordinary Star Stitch it looks.

jacaranda said...

I am a couple of days late seeing what your next lesson is, a stitch that can be used in many lovely ways.

Linda Calverley said...

I like a fast stitch, must try to remember about this one.

Queeniepatch said...

Absolutely right! Go on get creative with Ermine!

Queeniepatch said...

It is FAST and RHYTHMICAL. Give it a try.

carorose said...

A simple effective stitch.

Queeniepatch said...

I think it can be used for all sorts of interesting designs.

Susan Hook said...

This is a nice stitch, I think that I have seen it before in my book, I will have to see what they call it.

Queeniepatch said...

If your book is in English, then it will probably be called Ermine Stitch. I think it would look good embroidered on knitting, too.

Janie said...

That's a beautiful stitch, done in a group it adds a lace, glittery look.

FlashinScissors said...

Wow! That looks a nice easy stitch! Wish I'd known that when I stitched the stars on my Christmas bag ..... I shall be looking to us that one very soon!
Thanks Queenie.
Hugs, Barbara xx

Queeniepatch said...

Yes, I am sure you are right. It can be used for filling a large area, maybe by mixing in a lot of different colours.

Queeniepatch said...

It IS an easy stitch, and perfect for stars!