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Flame Stitch

Pattern of Florentine work. Pattern of Florentine work. http://www.stitchstitch.info/a/florentijns/noorderlicht.jpg

The flame stitch is a form of straight stitch used for Florentine work. The stitch is normally worked over a basic unit of four threads (variations in this number do occur) in the ground material. The stitches are worked in a series of stepped, coloured ziz-zag lines to create the effect of ‘flames’ or other motifs (such as ovals and a stepped pattern).

Also called: bargello stitch, cushion stitch, fiamma, Florentine stitch, Hungary stitch (sometimes Hungarian stitch), Irish stitch, punto unghero, punto rinascente.

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Last modified on Friday, 27 January 2017 17:35