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:

  1. You always make it look easy!

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    1. It IS easy! Do one and you are hooked!

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

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

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

    The Renaissance is an easy one.

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

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  5. 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.

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    1. 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.

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

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

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

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    1. 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.

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  8. 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.

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    1. 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.

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

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

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