Monday, October 1, 2012

What's My Name? UPDATED

Mystery Stitch Without a Name

Anyone recognize this stitch? I think it is either Parisian or Hungarian stitch but I can't find it in any of my stitch dictionaries. Do you know what it is called?  Either post a comment or email me at chillyhollow at hot mail dot com.

UPDATE:  When help from Pat and Jena, I was able to locate both Parisian and Hungarian stitch in Jo Christensen's Needlepoint Book.  Jo put the final touches on our figuring out what the stitch above is called when she wrote:  "It is a Parisian stitch.  I found it on p. 145 of The Needlepoint Book (Jo Christiansn).  The difference between this stitch and Hungarian is that there is a space in between two motifs (over 2, over 4, over 2) while Parisian has no horizontal spaces and is simply over 2, over 4, over 2, over 4, etc.  Of course the vertical size can certainly be varied and each size stitch may be doubled, tripled, etc.  Or it could even be slanted to a diagonal."

My stitch does seem to look more like Parisian (page 145) than Hungarian Ground (page 147), except that Parisian is over two and four threads, not one and three like mine. I guess that makes it more  a Parisian variation than a Hungarian variation, so I'm going to call it Paris Baby.  LOL

Many thanks to everyone who helped!

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Needle Nicely said...

It's the Parisian in Stitches to Go by Howren and Robertson, but is shown to be over 2, over 4, over 2, etc.

NCPat said...

Jane, it looks like Parisian to me from what I can find.

Peggi @ Tapestry Fair said...

Looks like Parisian, but over less threads than originally shown in most books. Have you actually tried stitching it ?

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Oh, yes, this is the stitch I'm using on Belleza's sleeve trim. Nice stitch with the texture I want but not too big, which is important in that small area. It's easy to switch threads with the different colors, too. I just didn't know what to call it exactly.