I was at a needlepoint store recently while a customer was turning in her project for finishing. (Note: the first rush of new threads for a new project and turning in that same projects are the two best parts of needlepoint, IMHO.) The customer shared with me that her snow stitch was a mistake. It was supposed to be all darning and ended up darning and backstitch. If this is a mistake, I want to be wrong. I think it's adorable.
The stitched sample includes Kreinik Metallics Tapestry Braid (size 12) and Flair (on 13-mesh) for an open look on snow, allowing the beautiful canvas painting to show through. As with many darning stitches, this would work really well for most architectural elements, such as a roof, wall, floor, or outdoor hardscape. For the sturdier elements, such as a roof, have fun with matte threads. Rainbow Linen, Petite Very Velvet, single strand silks (e.g., Pepper Pot, Vineyard Silk), or single strand wools would all work well. A lot of fun combinations can be made with those threads too. :)
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. 47 guides are currently available, including the brand new Still Life with Shells, Decisions, Decisions, Passion Flowers and Royal Peeps.
I hope you have the perfect spot for this stitch! Enjoy!