Friday, 22 September 2017

Friday Homework for Lesson 36: Rumanian Stitch

If only all homework involved such a lovely stitch as the Rumanian Stitch....

It was a delight to make this flower, and it was worked very quickly, too.

The stem is in Stem Stitch and the centre is filled with French Knots, the rest is all filled in with Rumanian Stitch.


In the picture below you can see why the stitch has the nickname 'Economical Stitch'; most of the thread is on the front.

22 comments:

  1. What a great flower! You are correct, the stitch is very economical.

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    1. It was an easy and fun stitch, and if you can skimp on yarn, too, even better!

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  2. Well, it sure does make a lovely flower ... and with what you save in thread, you can make one more.

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  3. Yes, it creates lovely solid colour, and it's almost all on the front - what's not to like?

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    1. I think it is especially good with fluffy wool rather than the flat stranded cotton or silk.

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  4. Beautiful flower and stitching.
    It's great to find a good stitch isn't it?

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  5. How beautiful! Your fingers must have been flying to make so many stitches for petals, if you say it was quickly done.

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    1. Crewel designs are so beautiful, aren't they?

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  7. Pretty flower, I think I'll have to give this stitch a go.

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    1. Please do, it is surprisingly easy and fast.

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  8. A beautifully stitched flower, are all your samples going into a hand made book or journal?

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    1. Thank you. The stitches are collected on a piece of Aida - a sampler. The I am now adding all stitches to a reference chart, report of that on WIPW on Wednesday. The canvas stitches area collected in squares on a piece of 'fake' canvas, the drawn stitches on a piece of linen that might become a table cloth and Sunbonnet Sue stitch summaries will become a small quilt. Now for the individual pieces, like this flower, usually end up in a birthday card. This flower will soon be winging its way across the globe.

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  9. A great stitch when you are running short of thread or the thread is expensive. In our world of 'so much' we don't know what it was like to have 'a lack'.

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    1. Especially now when we can shop with the click of the mouse and flick of the credit card!

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  10. Beautiful stitching! Are you using wool for that flower? It sure is pretty? I once (oh so long ago) did crewel work and remember filling in lots of flowers.

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    1. Hi, Tanya.
      Yes, I used Appleton (Crewel) wool.
      That explains why you are so good at making embroidered cards!

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