Today's stitch was an accident. The original plan was a #stitchingsunday with this stitch. It was only when I assembled this blog that I learned it was ever so slightly different. Oops! The silver lining is you now have another new stitch!
The stitched sample is another bird wing from a student in a recent embellishment class, using three plies of Splendor and Kreinik Metallics Fine Braid (#8). Technically, this is a Herringbone stitch. However, I don't see it that way because the alternating thread finishes draw my eye to horizontal columns of oblique stitches.
This stitch is perfect for tall narrow spaces, such as fireplaces, tree trunks, (shirt or coat) arms, or stripes in wallpaper. Some of those ideas are oddly specific, but isn't kinda cool to have ideas for some of those off the radar areas? I also think it would be an adorable moon using two metallics with distinctly different finishes, such as Flair and Kreinik or Silk Lame and Entice. Just some food for thought.
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! 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!