I really, really like this stitch. I am confident of this because this has been one of those posts that had multiple "technical difficulties" during every step (diagraming, stitching, and writing). Every. Single. Step. (Please ignore the fact those difficulties were of my own doing.) But, I was so excited by this stitch that I kept going. I give you the Triple Diamond.
This stitch pops up in my Pinterest feed on a regular basis and I am always happy to see it. I'm not sure the original teacher nor the original source, so all I have to offer is a broad "thank you!" The diagram and stitch sample replicate the really clever color plan with three shades of a single hue plus a metallic. (The original post was blue and silver.)
As I was creating the stitched sample, I reached a point where I wasn't "done-done" but I still really liked it. So, here's a variation with a slightly lighter touch.
I can't wait to use this stitch for a larger (and/or wider) area where I want to draw the eye. It would make a great Santa coat or bag, large trees, even ground covering, or a large flower. The second diagram provides a version where some of the shading can show through.
Have fun with the thread combinations. A dramatic stitch calls for dramatic threads. Ideas include two hues of Very Velvet (diamonds) with Kreinik 1/16" ribbon surrounding the diamonds, Painters threads (diamonds) with wool or single strand silk for the surround, Lorikeet (diamonds) with Rainbow Linen or Grandeur for the surround.
These stitch diagrams, 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. 48 guides are currently available and more are in the works!
I hope you have the perfect spot for this stitch! Enjoy!