Our friend Susan O’Dee (Mistress Briony, as she is known in the Society for Creative Anachronism) is a talented embroidery expert from New York State. Recently, we asked her what the top ten most useful embroidery stitches were, specifically for pre-1600 AD projects. She came out with a great list and graciously offered to film them for us. The final stitch on Briony’s list is Pattern Darning. This stitch produces elegant results by strategically employing a running stitch by following a regular and repeating pattern. It is frequently found in Middle Eastern and Scandanavian work in items such as table linens.
Additional thanks to Pakshalika Kananbala for filming and editing the video.