What a Lovely Mistake

Today's post is the mistake I mentioned in an earlier post. If this is a mistake, I don't want to be right! 

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I wish all of my mistakes were this pretty. The stitched sample uses Splendor (gray lines), two colors of Petite Silk Lame (turquoise and dark gray lines), and a Sundance bead (aqua circle) with transparent beading thread (on 18-mesh). To give an idea of size, the stitched sample is about the width of an Apple watch face (42mm). So, surprisingly small...meaning it has many more applications than you might expect. 

The most obvious (to me) application would be for clothing, such as a coat or dress. A great example would be the coat on a larger double-sided Santa. You can create a beautiful coat with rich colors using silk floss (for the light gray lines), a heavy metallic such as size 12 Kreinik (on 18-mesh) or size 16 (on 13-mesh) (for the turquoise lines, and a Silk Opal (for the dark gray lines). 

It would make a very interesting rug. Yes, rug. The symmetry of this stitch, along with the subtle texture of the Upright Crosses, play right into this application. I would replace the bead with another Upright Cross. Think of the fun color combinations for a rug!   

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

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!