This week Rittenhouse Needlepoint features Hungarian Stitch as the stitch of the week.
Hungarian is a great stitch and one which every stitcher should know and use. There are a couple of applications where it’s just perfect, better than any other stitch.
Do you need something which has a true diamond pattern? Like this pyramid at the Louvre? Use Hungarian, you’ll get the diamonds easily and perfectly.
The other place where I love to use Hungarian is stitching clothing. If you have sleeves against the main part of the clothes, finding a stitch to make them distinct, but not obvious, can be a problem.
Vertical and Horizontal Hungarians are the perfect solutions. The overall pattern is the same, but since the stitches go in different directions, they look distinct.
Try Hungarian, it’s a great stitch.