I always try to integrate at least one or two new (to me) stitches in any new Stitch Guides and Stitch Concepts. This keeps my repeat students on their toes and keeps this blog pumping. Today’s stitch comes from Snowy, a new Stitch Concept I’m working on. (It will be ready in mid-July.)
The stitched sample is me playing with blue Gloriana Silk Floss and green Flair. I used two colors because I wanted to illustrate the contrast between the pairs of stitches in opposite directions. It also packs a lot of interest into a small area. I love it when that happens with small stitches!
This will be one of many leaf stitches on Snowy. (And many is an understatement.) For Snowy, I will be using a lighter weight thread (in a single color) so the beautiful shading will show through. The candidates are Silk Perlee, 2 plies of Silk Floss, Silk Lame, or possibly Elegance. So many wonderful choices! The reality is whichever of those threads falls in the right color family will end up in the piece.
I’m so glad I stitched this with two colors. Just as last Wednesday, more ideas popped in my head as I stitched it. I would love to see this as a sweater with two contrasting Merino wools, or a wool and a metallic. Tweedy or Rainbow Linen would make a cute roof, say on a Debbie Mumm stocking. I would love to see it as a tree stitch with one of the gorgeous Silk ‘N Colors greens.
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!