The Queen Anne Stitch

also known as the

Weaving Stitch

The Queen Anne Stitch is the Darning stitch with which all Victorian women were supposed to be familiar, although perhaps not under that name. It consists in laying rows of silk in parallel lines across the space to be covered, and crossing them with other rows placed at the same distance apart, woven in and out through the first in regular alternation. The stitches may be so closely placed as to form a solid color effect, or they may have open spaces between, as in see in the illustrations below.

Queen Anne Stitch - with open weave effect.

It is rather mechanical when laid so close as to form a solid surface. It is much prettier to lay the stitches so that the background will show through the spaces. The silk is not passed through the fabric except at the start and finish of the lines. It is laid from side to side of the outline over the form in long parallel stitches. These are crossed at right angles by weaving in threads alternating over and under with each long laid stitch.

How to embroider using teh Queen Anne Stitch.

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