Fwd: Re: [3mountains] Period cross stitch patterns
- Hi, folks -
Any idea if/when this stich was used in period Russia?
-- Kseniia Smol'nyanina
--- Friday or Rafaella <rafaella13@...> wrote:
> Greetings Lady Serena, et al.=====
> This is easier to show than describe but I'll take a
> stab. Imagine a grid of evenweave fabric. Plain
> stitch makes a single X over as many threads as you
> like (usually 1x1 or 2x2 depending on the
> LASC (long-armed cross stitch) which I usually do in
> 2x2 squares, starts with an X but then you come back
> up in the original hole and go over 4 squares to
> the long arm of the stitch, then finish the new X
> 2 threads, repeat long, repeat short, until end of
> thread which you finish with a short stitch (this
> locks down the long stitch, make sure you end with a
> short stitch).
> Master Richard Wymarc's embroidery page has some
> At the bottom of this page is a gif file showing how
> the stitch is done (XST1E.GIF).
> In Service,
> Senhora Rafaella
Christine Jacobs chrstnj@...
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