Juliette’s Medieval Vine

Juliette’s Medieval Vine

Designed Adapted by Judy Kettner

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The medieval vine motif can be worked on a collar or cuff. Portions could be placed on a pocket, the flap of a purse, or down the front placket of a dress or blouse.

From PieceWork magazine December/January 1999.

  • Wichelt 32-count linen fabric, 6 x 9 1/2 inches (15.2 x 24.1 cm), #6540, Evergreen/Dark Teal
  • Paternayan Persian yarn, 1 skein of 968, red
  • DMC metallic embroidery floss, 1 skein of 5284, gold
  • Embroidery hoop, oval, 5 x 9 inches (12.7 x 22.9 cm)
  • Needle, size 18 tapestry
  • White transfer paper
  • Dull pencil

      Finished size: 2 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches (6.4 x 16.5 cm)

Transfer pattern (below) to fabric by placing transfer paper between fabric and design and tracing over the design with a dull pencil. Mount the fabric in embroidery hoop. Embroider, using stitches and number of plies indicated in the Stitch Guide below.

Place finished piece, right side down, on a thick towel and gently steam from wrong side to take out wrinkles.

About the Designer.Judy Kettner enjoys working with fibers in many different techniques. She is the project coordinator for PieceWork magazine.

Stitch Guide
  • Vine-stem stitch-3 strands gold floss
  • Fruits-satin stitch-2 strands gold floss or 2 strands red yarn
  • Leaves-detached chain stitch-1 strand red yarn


Satin Stitch

Embroidery Pattern

Stem Stitch

Detached Chain Stitch