This was my summer of bird…stitches. My bird stitch repertoire was being stretched thin between the Twelvetide club and multiple Vicki Sawyer projects in private lessons. It was a fun challenge to build the bird stitch library as I wanted to replicate stitches across these projects as little as possible.
Today’s stitch was inspired by a diagram named the Cup Stitch on pinterest.com. I made it vertical (versus diagonal) and added some beads to the center. I hope you like it as much as I do!
The stitched sample uses four plies of Gloriana Silk Floss (gray lines) and Sundance beads (aqua and yellow circles) on 13-mesh.
I think single cups would make adorable standalone ornaments sprinkled on a larger Christmas tree with your favorite metallic and beads. I recommend a slightly lighter weight or flat metallic due to the layering of the stitch. Another idea is sconces along the upper edge of a wall with silk perle and beads. My last idea (for now) is to use this combo as a flower bush or fruit tree. You could have a lot of fun with the beads with those two ideas.
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!