…largely because they know what will make you squeal with joy. Case in point is today’s stitch, shared with me by a stitching friend (naturally).
The stitched sample uses two shades of blue perle cotton for an elegant and subtle background. Truth be told, I would have used a matte and a metallic for this stitch in this background, but was pleasantly surprised at how charming it is without a metallic. So, said stitching friend also provided me (and us) good food for thought. I love how the two shades of blue mesh so well together and provide an intriguing background.
I colored the diagram lines to match the stitched sample but feel free to consider using 2-3 colors with this stitch. This would make a glamorous coat or toy bag on a large Santa stand-up. Consider a deep red matte for the larger black lines, a medium weight silver or gold metallic for the turquoise lines, and a wide green metallic for the center diamond. This would make a fantastic and funky pumpkin with orange metallic for the larger black lines, black matte for the turquoise lines, and your favorite Halloween accent color (think lime green or purple) or white for the center diamond. You could also fill the center diamond with Brick Beading for a truly over the top accent.
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! Have a wonderful #whimsicalwednesday!
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!