This stitch is so exquisitely elegant. So tall and elegant. I love the simplicity of what looks like twisted diamonds.
I placed four rows in between the columns as an example. If you would like less open space, consider fewer rows in between. You would also fill the space inside the diamonds with another diamond in a thread with a contrasting finish for a smoother look.
The most obvious use for this stitch is a background. I saw it many years ago as the background for a gorgeous John Johanssen floral from Melissa Shirley. It would be a really sweet background for any number of holiday pieces, as it adds to the whimsical spirit of Christmas pieces yet draws more attention to the main portion of the pieces.
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!