There are days I am enchanted by the abundance of creativity that exists in our world of needlepoint. Today’s stitch is a wonderful way to let this beauty shine through.
Today’s stitch came to me because I was distraught at the thought of covering the exquisite colors and shading in a background. I wanted something simple and elegant. (This is also a sneak peak at a soon to be announced club I’m working on, so stay tuned!) The stitched sample uses Petite Silk Lame (on 18-mesh).
This stitch would work just as well on a solid background. One idea is to do every or fourth vertical column in a different color or finish for a little extra something on a solid background. This stitch would also be wonderful for any number of architectural stitches, such as a rooftop, floor, or wall. I would love to see it as a dress or coat, especially if it was a tall figure.
If you want a smidge more coverage, consider adding a single Upright Tied Cross in the center of the diamonds. You could also add an additional straight stitch over six rows in the center of the connector between the diamonds. You could really glam it up by adding Brick Beading in the center of the diamonds. (Fun fact! Brick Beading was the first ever #whimsicalwednesday stitch!)
This stitch diagram, along with all other #whimsicalwednesday and #smallspacesunday stitch diagrams, can also be found on a Pinterest board here.
If you like what you see on this blog, want to learn some very creative decorative stitches, and how to put them all together, whimsicalstitch.com sells Stitch Guides and Stitch Concepts for Melissa Shirley Designs, Zecca Designs, Sandra Gilmore, Purple Palm, Maggie, and Patience Brewster, and many more. Click here to see the newest guides and click here to see the entire collection.
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!