Today's stitch is the one that started me down the internet rabbit hole of Sashiko. It's a beautiful lace effect with every stitch over two rows and in every direction. Sounds complicated but it's really quite charming.
The stitched sample uses one thread (DMC Perle #8) for all the stitches. I love how the lace pattern and canvas shading mingle to create the perfect lace effect.
This stitch diagram, along with all other #whimsicalwednesday and #smallspacesunday stitch diagrams, can also be found on a Pinterest board here.
If you like what you see on this blog, want to learn some very creative decorative stitches, and how to put them all together, whimsicalstitch.com sells stitch guides and stitch concepts for Melissa Shirley Designs, Zecca Designs, and Patience Brewster. 41 guides are currently available and more are in the pipeline.
I hope you have the perfect spot for this stitch! Enjoy!