There is something to be said for the tried and true stitches. And when they can serve in multiple roles, all the better.
Allow me to introduce you to (what I call) the Woven Ribbon stitch. There are far too many things I like about it. It is a clean, symmetrical design. It serves well in large spaces without overpowering the piece. The 2X2 row of stitches in between the larger squares can be glammed up with beads or a Smyrna Cross or dressed down with simple single stitches.
My favorite thing about it is that it does the job for a variety of larger spaces. I've used it as a sky, a coat, a basket, a table top, wallpaper.
Enjoy the stitch! Help inspire us by letting us know how you use it!
PS I admit I might be more excited I figured out how to insert the image in the original blog post. That said, I'm still posting all #whimsicalwednesday stitches on Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/whimsicalstitch) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/whimsicalstitch). Enjoy!