The Cushion Stitch

#smallspacesunday found a new (to her) small space stitch.

I found this truly unique small space stitch while looking for a stitch to do a cushion.  It was a beautifully shaded cushion, and I was leaning towards stitching it as painted in plain needlepoint...until I found this stitch.

I named it the cushion stitch, as that was its inspiration.  However, it can serve many purposes.  It would make excellent tree bark, roof, ground covering, bush, coat or jacket.

For my cushion, I used three different threads of the same color family.  For the aqua lines, I used a pliable wool.  I used Neon Rays for the dark gray line and Frosty Rays for the light gray line.  I think it would be great fun to use this on a coat in three different colors as diagrammed.

This stitch diagram, along with other #whimsicalwednesday and #smallspacesunday stitch diagrams, can also be found on  

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I hope you enjoy this latest find as much as I do!