Sunday, 9 April 2017

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 18: Renaissance Stitch

Welcome to Sunday Stitch School.
Do you remember Lesson 15's Open Chain Stitch? It is a stitch with MANY names.

When I searched for a stitch beginning with R I found Renaissance Stitch in A-Z of Embroidery Stitches 2. A nice stitch, it looks complicated but was easy to stitch.

While checking if it had any other names I found  in Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches a Renaissance Stitch which is TOTALLY DIFFERENT.

This week we focus on the A-Z2 version.

Work it like this:






Of course you can make it shorter, wider and with longer anchoring stitches at the sides.

Homework:
Fill a square with yellow Renaissance Stitches

and if there is time, do something creative!

No Swedish name has been found. In French it is known as Point de Rococo

18 comments:

Pamela said...

You always make it look easy!

Rachel said...

It can also be done as a pulled work stitch, I think...

Queeniepatch said...

It IS easy! Do one and you are hooked!

Queeniepatch said...

I will have to try that!

Chitra Gangadharan said...

it looks easy when you work it.

Queeniepatch said...

It is one of those 'autopilot' stitches; once you get the hang of it, it stitches itself!

crazyQstitcher said...

The Norwich stitch filling looks lovely- it took a few goes for me to get it right.

The Renaissance is an easy one.

Queeniepatch said...

I found the Renaissance stitch almost hypnotized me - I just couldn't stop!

Annet said...

I can see why you choose this one instead of the Mary Thomas variation, it's a decorative filling stitch. I've used this stitch in my embroidery 'Relief', I shared a detail of these stitches here:
http://fat-quarter.blogspot.nl/2011/09/more-new-stitches.html
In Dutch it is not only called Renaissance steek but also Rococosteek or Bundelsteek.

Linda Calverley said...

I remember doing renaissance stitch like your pink version years ago, in fact it is on a needle book which I still use.

Tanya said...

So pretty! I can see how working the stitch might be addicting.

Queeniepatch said...

Ahem... The PINK stitches above are NORWICH Stitch. On Friday I will post the Renaissance stitches I am now working on in yellow.

Queeniepatch said...

If you work this stitch on Aida (the grid fabric I am using for the sample) it is easy to find the right holes to put the needle into, and then stitching is addictive.

Queeniepatch said...

Dear Annet,
Thank you for the link. As always your work is beautiful.
I have had a good look around the internet and also searched my books. There seems to be some different opinions about this stitch and other similar stitches, and I will try to discuss it on my Friday Homework report.

Janie said...

You've found a stitch I haven't seen before and there's two different versions?
I'm looking forward to learning more about this stitch, thanks, Queenie.

Queeniepatch said...

I am trying to teach myself about embroidery stitches and find I need to learn a LOT! Yes, there is more to this, and similar stitches, than I thought.

carorose said...

I like this stitch but haven't used it for a long time. I will have to look at it again.

Queeniepatch said...

I have learned that there are at least four very similar stitches! All with different names. I'll report about them tomorrow.