I’ve got birds on the brain right now due to a flock of new Stitch Concepts and Guides I’m working on. This is a good challenge for me because I’m on the hunt for small diagonal stitches to add direction to the birds.
The stitched sample is from one of the upcoming guides. It uses Soie D’Alger (black lines) and Petite Silk Lame (gray lines).
Using two threads in pairs of stitches adds a small bit of texture and interest to the area without overwhelming it. You could accomplish the same thing by alternating oblique columns by thread.
This would make a great stitch for an open field with Silk ‘N Colors (black lines) and a solid silk floss. For a small body of water, I would use two related colors of a lightweight Kreinik Metallic, such as a turquoise and a blue. For a roof, I would use a strand of Impressions mated with Rainbow Linen or Lorikeet.
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.
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!