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  • Christine Jacobs
    Hi, folks - Any idea if/when this stich was used in period Russia? Thanks! -- Kseniia Smol nyanina ... ===== ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 22, 2002
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      Hi, folks -

      Any idea if/when this stich was used in period Russia?

      Thanks!
      -- 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
      > cross
      > stitch makes a single X over as many threads as you
      > like (usually 1x1 or 2x2 depending on the
      > technique).
      > 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
      > make
      > the long arm of the stitch, then finish the new X
      > over
      > 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
      > good
      > examples:
      > http://www.flash.net/~wymarc/asoot/cross/cross.htm
      > At the bottom of this page is a gif file showing how
      > the stitch is done (XST1E.GIF).
      >
      > In Service,
      > Senhora Rafaella


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