I wanted a stitch. I wanted a different kind of stitch. I wanted a different kind of stitch that I liked. Voila! Enter the Marquis sisters. We now have a stitch!
Eleanor and Liz (the aforementioned sisters) used this as a background for an Art Deco Melissa Shirley witch. It's quite perfect as the background available to stitch was somewhat narrow and tall. Eleanor used a single strand of Floche. (Heart, be still. I love Floche.)
This stitch offers a respectable amount of coverage for such an open stitch. The doubling up of the hexagons is a nice touch and enhances the openness when paired with the long connectors.
We already know it makes a great background. I would love to flip it 90 degrees and use it as a sky or a body of water. It will be great for architectural elements such as a roof, floor, wallpaper, etc. When I play with it, I'm already thinking about stitch columns in alternating colors or finishes, or both. For example, alternate a brown overdyed wool or cotton with a solid brown wool for a roof. Another idea is to alternate two values of blue Kreiniks for a water stitch.
This stitch diagram, along with all other #whimsicalwednesday and #smallspacesunday stitch diagrams, can also be found on a Pinterest board here.
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I hope you have the perfect spot for this stitch! Please enjoy! And thank you, Eleanor!