A funny thing happened on the way to creating today's diagram. I got it way wrong. I would have kept going down that path...because it was pretty fantastic...were it not for the already stitched sample. I promise to share my mistake once I'm able to stitch it up. In the interim, please enjoy today's stitch.
The stitched sample uses Trebizond Silk (light gray lines), Kreinik Metallics Fine Braid (#8) (turquoise lines), and Flair (dark gray lines) on 18-mesh. Continuing the theme from last week, this is another fantastic open stitch to highlight some of our industry's most beautiful painting.
This stitch could be very intriguing as water, as the Upright Crosses could add a little choppiness to said water. I would play with Petite Silk Lame, Kreinik, and maybe some Soie D'Alger or Princess Perle. Stitches like these lend themselves to dramatic clothing. Very Velvet or any single strand silk would add a richness in color and weight that would make this stand out even more. The center X would be great with Entice or Fyre Werks. I would replace the Upright Cross that is in the center of the diamonds with a bead in that scenario.
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 have a happy and safe 4th!
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!