Point de Riz Stitch

The Point de Riz stitch should be worked so as to resemble grains of rice loosely scattered over a flat surface.

Point de Riz Stitch - Embroidery
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To work: Bring the thread form the back of the material, and put the needle down again, so that it makes a stitch one-eighth of an inch long, in a slanting direction, upon the surface of the work. Continue to make these short slanting stitches until the space is covered, and arrange them so as to be carelessly thrown over the work, and not in any design.

The figure above is a flower with its center filled with Point de Riz, surrounded by Point de Cable or stem stitch. The thick parts of the flower are worked in Au Passé, and the sprays form part of the Au Passé design.

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