Sunday, 14 May 2017

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 21: Upright Cross Stitch

Here is an easy stitch, Upright Cross Stitch. It has another English name, St George's Cross Stitch, and it is called Rakt Korsstygn in Swedish.
Updated:
Mattia has just told me the French name is: Point de Croix Droit
Annet tells me, in Dutch, it is called Staande Kruissteek.



It can be worked in two ways:
Yellow: Work a line of Running Stitches and cross each stitch on the return journey with a straight upright stitch as shown in the photo.

Purple: Make an upright stitch, cross it with a straight stitch from left to right. Work the second stitch one step down as illustrated in the picture.

Homework:
Fill a square with Upright Cross stitches.

Don't forget to hand in the Sunbonnet Sue revision stitch homework as well!!!

18 comments:

  1. Bonjour,
    Le nom français de ce point est :
    - point de croix droit

    Bonne journée
    Mattia

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    1. Thank you Mattia, for always helping me with the French names of stitches.

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  2. When used as a canvas work stitch, this one creates a lovely firm fabric with a strong texture. It interlocks more than ordinary cross stitch, and somehow the patterns are more interesting...

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    1. With all the wonderful Canvas Work you have made you should know. I will probably try to make a pattern with different sizes or something...

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  3. Lots of homework this week, love the purple variation!In Dutch this is called staande kruissteek.

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    1. Thank you for the Dutch name, I will update the blogpost. I hope THIS homework is not to time consuming. Sunbonnet Sue takes time getting dressed, though.

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  4. This is a good stitch for an even weave fabric!

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    1. Yes, I think it is a good stitch all around. It is often used in Sweden for 'rough' embroidery (e.g. on jeans) and would be an easy stitch to start with for small children.

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  5. A useful stitch! Fascinating to discover the different names of stitches, and it's great how your blogging buddies help out here.
    I like to see cross stitches in embroidery too! I think it's gives a lovely "traditional" sort of look. Looking forward to seeing your homework.
    Barbara x

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  6. The upright cross would make a nice Vee border. I'll check my book on canvas work as see what I can try.

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  7. Blogging buddies are the best!
    Do you know that the Cross Stitch was so common in Sweden it became unpopular and sneared at by youngsters. Then there was a revival when the young found that by chaining the motifs from frolicking lambs and cottages in rose gardens, to sculls and political slogans. The STITCH, upright or not, will survive forever, whatever it depicts.

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  8. Thank you always for your kind comments and encouragement, Queenie! Happy Mother's Day! (Mother's Day here in the USA)

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    1. Mothers were celebrated in Japan, too, on Sunday 14th. Here the traditional gift is carnations, but I cooked something special for dinner for the 'mothers' of our family.
      It is soon time for the Partnership quilt project for next year in Tokyo Dome. Stay tuned!

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  9. Cross stitch is practical and useful, a classic in the world of embroidery.

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    1. There is SO much you can do with the Cross stitch. The upright version has become a very popular stitch in Sweden.

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  10. another stitch shared to inspire all us stitchers thanks Queenie

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    1. It is fast to work, too, so no excuse NOT to use it, ha, ha! That's a challenge for you, Margaret!

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