Quick heads up. Wing stitches were a big part of my life for a couple months recently as I worked on several bird canvases. And that's where today's little gem came from.
The stitched sample is me playing with Petite Silk Lame on 18-mesh. It's subtle, easy, and a very sweet stitch. Any shading will show through the skipped row, making this even sweeter.
As I mentioned, I used this stitch for a student's small bird, alternating royal blue and turquoise threads in the vertical columns. I love the idea of this as a small body of water, using a lightweight Kreinik, Petite Silk Lame or a sky. The simplicity of the stitch is enhanced by the subtle directional element.
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! Enjoy! Happy #smallspacesunday!
A Note about Diagrams
I use color in diagrams to make them as clear as possible. The primary function of different colored lines is to illustrate a stitch sequence. For example, layering of colors demonstrates you add them in that order. They can also provide ideas on how to integrate additional threads (one line for each color). Or, you can use the same thread for all color lines. That's where I encourage you to use your imagination for the space you are stitching!