The Fire Power of Flame Stitch

Flame Stitch fabric by Shumacher

Flame Stitch fabric by Shumacher

The bold zig zag pattern, flame stitch, has endured through the ages.  While the popularity of the pattern has ebbed and flowed, it has never gone completely out of style.  For a fun and fascinating run down of the history of flame stitch, please pop over to my article for the Cloth & Kind journal.

Flame stitch walls at Parham House.

Flame stitch walls at Parham House.

Flame Stitch shoes from the 18th century.

Flame Stitch shoes from the 18th century.

Flame Stitch fabric on chaise

Flame Stitch fabric on chaise

Photo credits: First photo, from Schumacher, Shoes from the Met, Nina Farmer's house, by Paul Raeside. Parham unkown.