Design Trend – Flamestitch

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Flame stitch wall hangings in a bedroom at Chastleton House, Oxfordshire, early-1600s. Image via Bergello Arts

Flamestitch is a  Renaissance-era embroidery technique that has continues to inspire textiles 100s of years later. It is difficult to trace the exact origins of the stitching, but many believe it was created from a combination of straight filler stitch combined with a zig zag stitch known as the Hungarian stitch. The dynamic stitching can be a lively addition to any room.

Today we are seeing flame stitch inspired patterns popping up in the home. Flame stitch has been hot this fall with many fabrics, wallcoverings and rugs featuring prints based on this traditional needlework pattern. These rugs from Colony Rug are just a few examples we have of area rugs inspired by flame stitch patterns.



Here are some other flamestitch patterns that are a contemporary take on an old favorite.

Wallpaper by Osborne and Little


Pillow by Jonathan Adler


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