Part of the joy of traveling to teach at stores outside of my neighborhood is seeing a variety of thread inventories, learning about regional nuances (for me, the use of the pin stitch) and seeing lovely stitched samples (the most fun).
The stitch below combines several things I came across during recent travels. It includes overlapping diamonds (shades of a recent post), a tramme (a long time favorite of mine), and open work.
The stitched sample includes Rainbow Gallery's Cashmere (aqua lines), Princess Perle (dark gray lines), and Entice (light gray lines).
I used two different colors for the base threads to mix it up a little bit. While this stitch is complex, it would still serve well as a background with 2-3 different threads in the same color. Or stitch the dark gray base thread in a contrasting metallic. It would make a great basket or ground cover with matte thread combinations such as Lorikeet, Soie D'Alger, Planet Earth Merino Wool, or Rainbow Linen. Use it for clothing with Very Velvet, silk perles, and Kreinik. I hope these thought-starters help you come up with something perfect for your space!
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. 48 guides are currently available and more are in the works!
I hope you have the perfect spot for this stitch! Enjoy!