Sweet Scallops

Today's stitch integrates a technique I often do when I feel a stitch is too predictable.  I alternate rows in height, thread, or both.  I talked about this a tiny bit in my first post about Scallop stitches.  

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Scallop stitches are cute on their own.  My preference is to include empty rows in a scallop pattern.  It emphasizes the scallop pattern and is a great way to integrate the shading of the canvas.   Another fun technique is to add rows of alternating heights to the mix.  It's cute pattern and, more importantly, it offers an opportunity to add another color or finish.  The stitched sample uses Pepper Pot Silk and Flair. 

This stitch works well for many pieces of clothing, especially dresses, coats, and pants.  It's lovely for water, especially with the directional element provided by the shape of the stitch.  It's also a current favorite of mine for vases.

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I hope you have the perfect spot for this stitch! Enjoy!