Weaving In and Out

And here we are at the end of February and glorious Spring is almost here!  In honor of the pending spring, I bring you a cute little woven stitch! 

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While this looks like a Tramme stitch, it uses a different sequence.  Add the black lines first.  When complete, and only when complete, start at an outer edge and weave the thread under the groups of vertical stitches, alternating between two separate horizontal rows of stitches.

For this example, start at the upper right corner.  Weave the thread under the groups of stitches on the top row and the groups of stitches two rows BELOW.  Return to the top row, take the needle under the next group of stitches, and return to the next group on the axis below.  Repeat until you reach the end.  When you get to the end, repeat this sequence in reverse.  Start on the third row of groups of five stitches and weave UP to include the second row of stitches. 

This stitch is quick and easy...seriously.  I used a variation of this stitch for the back panel of a wicker chair.  It was a perfect fit for the chair and maximized the beautiful shading behind the chair.   Other ideas include a basket using Rainbow Linen or Lorikeet.  It would make a great fence with wools.   It would also make a really charming roof.  The stitched sample uses Pepper Pot (aqua thread) and Gloriana Princess Perle (white thread).  I urge you to use single strand threads, especially for the top threads, to avoid any snagging when weaving the second thread underneath.

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I hope you have the perfect spot for this stitch!  Please enjoy!