It is time for another lesson of embroidery stitches here at Sunday Stitch School.
Today's stitch is an unusual one. The name, Mille Fleur Stitch, leads us to think it is a French stitch. However, I found it in Eva Köhlmark's Broderiboken, which is written in Swedish. I have not seen this stitch before, nor found its name anywhere else, in any book or on the internet.
I wonder where it got its name from. Obviously it has nothing to do with Millefleurs, the expression used for the background style of flowers seen on Flemish and French tapestries, e.g. The Lade and the Unicorn.
William Morris also used Mille Fleur; a sprinkling of flowers in the background of his designs.
Furthermore, Mille Fleur is the name of some carpets from Cashmere with floral designs.
You can read about the topics above, in this link: millefleur
Now, Eva Köhlmark's Mille Fleur Stitch is simply a tripple Lazy Daisy Stitch. When two LD stitches are work over each other you get the Berry Stitch (TAST 47), in Mille Fleur you add one more detached Chain Stitch.
Anyone who has knowledge of this stitch, please leave a message in the Comment Box.
Annet gave me this YouTube link where you can see how great the stitch looks when worked in variegated thread. In the video the stitch is called Triple Detached Chain Stitch.
Work it like this:
Make one Chain Stitch.
It is easy to work, but hard to get even. Look at the unevenness on my Aida sampler.
As you can see, different colored threads can be mixed.
On my (new) SSS Reference Chart.
Make something with the red fabric and goodies from the 'sweet box'.