Today’s stitch is a very, very close cousin of a stitch I discussed in July. It’s a good example of how the direction and heavier threads make a substantial difference in very similar stitches.
The stitched sample is from the very burly chest of one of the Beach Boys, a recently added Stitch Concept. It uses all white threads, specifically Kreinik Medium Braid (#16) (gray lines), Petite Sparkle Rays (aqua lines), and Flair (black lines) on 18-mesh. I really enjoy Flair’s unique ability to absorb whatever color is painted underneath it, so the beautiful shading shows through. The larger Kreinik braid provides puffiness to each of the beetles on top of it.
Flip this stitch 90° for a choppy water, using a Kreinik Tapestry Braid (#12), Flair, and Petite Silk Lame. It will make beautiful clothing with a rich Petite Very Velvet (gray lines), Silk Lame (aqua lines), and a Kreinik Braid (#12 or #16) (black lines). For a smoother look on clothing, use a Kreinik 1/16” ribbon (gray lines) with a silk floss (such as Soie D’Alger, Planet Earth Silk, or Splendor) for the aqua lines and Flair (black lines). And, for goodness sake, don’t forget to have fun with colors. Consider using a different color for the gray to add a little surprise.
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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!The