Sunday, 22 July 2018

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 69: Point Russe Stitch

Last stitch took us to Scotland and Greece with the Scottish Cretan Stitch, now we are in Russia.
The Point Russe Stitch was found in Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches. It is simple and easy, just make five straight stitches in an arch.

Have a look:

To make even stitches on plain weave, it is a good idea to make a template and mark the fabric.

Add stitches to these three pieces.

Then just imagine all the things you can do with the basic stitch.... changing the length and width of the legs,  adding knots, beads, placing a button at the bottom, using the legs for needle weaving... isn't this the ultimate embellishing stitch for crazy quilting?


  1. Replies
    1. I do too, now that you have pointed it out! Thanks!

  2. Point Russe stitch, yes that looks like it has endless possibilities for variations.
    You hit the jack pot with this stitch Queenie.

    1. I think it will be a smart foundation stitch to add other stitches to get variation.

  3. Looks simple, but I imagine it is difficult to get it even. I look forward to seeing how you do with the templates.

  4. This one looks quite simple. Playing with it should be fun. You do find different stitches, Queenie.

    1. At first I didn't think this would qualify as a single stitch, after all it is made up of five Straight Stitches. I wanted to include it in SSS as I think it can be used and played with in so many ways.
      Back to my playroom!

  5. Maybe a scalloped edge for something, too?

  6. le nom français est simple :
    - point russe
    également trouvé dans le Mary Thomas et nulle part ailleurs

    1. Yes, I guessed as much. Point Russe must be a French name. I haven't seen this stitch anywhere than in MT's Dictionary either.


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