Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | April 6, 2019

Sunday Stitch School No. 93 Rya stitch

This stitch has several names.  The one new to me is Rya.  I also know it as Ghiordes knot  and Turkey stitch.   I’ve used the stitch for doll hair.  It is a very easy stitch to do.
It also works for golden wattle, insect bodies, rabbit tails etc.,

I have used it on Aida cloth here with yellow perle 8.

and here, looking quite fuzzy, on a CQ piece it is stitched with a synthetic wool.  It doesn’t look so untidy in real life-  bad photography is to blame.
If you click on the photos they will enlarge.

The lesson for making the stitch can be found at Queenie’s Sunday Stitch School, here


Responses

  1. Rya knot is the term often used in weaving. Instead of stitching into cloth, it can be done around a couple of warps all across or in some areas. Can be left looped together or snipped apart. Very popular in the 60’s and 70’s wall hanging era and enjoying a revival today among younger weavers who see it as new and exciting. Here is one of my favorite artists from that era.
    http://www.soskine.com/artists/josep-grau-garriga

    • I viewed the artist’s work and recalled some from the 70’s then. What is old, is new, the saying goes. The stitch makes good hair too.

  2. I did so enjoy the weavings and I’m not a bit surprised he’s a favourite of yours. Thanks for the link

  3. This would make really nice woolly caterpillars wouldn’t it!

    • Yes, I’d not thought of caterpillars.

  4. I don’t think I’ve ever seen it, so once again, Queenie has come up with something new for me.

    • Queenie has some interesting stitches to share, some I’ve never heard of.


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