Stitch of the Month
June 2000: Criss-Cross Hungarian Stitch
by Pat Timpanaro
Hungarian is one of my favorite stitches. This stitch is worked in two
Step 1 in horizontal rows across the entire area. These are the basic
units of the diagonal Hungarian stitch. After all these units have been
stitched, fill in with a cross stitch over the voided intersections of
canvas. The gray lines on the Step 2 chart show the compensation along
the top and side edges.
like this stitch when filling an area that contains an odd number of
canvas threads -- that is, the area has a center thread rather than a
center channel. You can center this stitch in the area and have perfect
overall appearance of the stitch is determined by your choice of
threads. I like to work the diagonal Hungarian units in an overdyed
cotton or silk and fill in the crosses with a fine metallic thread. The
look would be more subtle if you were to use a solid color silk or
cotton for the cross stitches.
don't want the added texture of the cross stitches, fill in with tent
stitches. If you want more texture, fill in with French knots or beads.
stitched by Sandy Winder
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