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Point russe stitch

A succession of back stitched straight stitches following the line of a design.

References to Point Russe as a stitch name all seem to start in the 19th century: it is referenced in various needlework publications of the 1880s and is used in Breton work which was popular at this time.  Breton work was in vogue in both Europe and north America and used coloured silks and gold thread on a net ground.

Point russe stitch is generously sponsored by Rachael Davies

Structure of stitch

Common uses

Embroidery Techniques