Sometimes falling into the Internet rabbit hole pays off. Today's stitch is an example.
I stumbled across this stitch via a photo on Pinterest. I have no idea if it is exactly how it is stitched but I'm absolutely fine with this as it is diagrammed. I love how the directional stitches are countered by small accents.
I want to play with this stitch endlessly. My first thoughts are to use it for a floor, roof, or basket. It would make beautiful clothing. Change the darkest gray lines to beads and you will have a gorgeous dressy dress. Use Very Velvet, Silk Lame, and Kreinik Metallic and you will have the most handsome of coats. I used Burmilana, Wisper, and Lorikeet for a coat in the stitched sample. It's really quite stunning.
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 and more are in the works!
I hope you have the perfect spot for this stitch! Enjoy!