Hi everyone!! We hope you have seen our big announcement. We are moving to Dallas, Texas. While we are in this transition period, we will still have online shopping, Satruday at the Shop and, of course, Sunday Stitches. If I am honest, I love stitching for this blog, and as well all know....stitching calms the nerves!!
So let's get to it!
Skinny Layered Leaves, page 54
This is truly a layered stitch which combines 2 different leaf stitches. You may recall Mary and I spoke about this stitch on Instagram on June 12, 2022, check it out because Mary never disappoints! I love using leaf stitches on bird feathers and obviously, leaves. In addition, the stitch can be turned in 4 different directions which you can match to the direction of the wing or leaf on your canvas. The sample is stitched in Planet Earth Wool (on a side note, I currently do not carry Planet Earth Wool, but I am trying it out and thinking about adding, so far it is a thumbs up!) and Silk Lame.
Star Octagon Circles with Smyrna Crosses, page 55
This is essentially a diagonal mosaic stitched in 4 different angles to form a circle. I LOVE this stitch and can't wait to use it on a canvas!! We taught this stitch on Saturday at the Shop on September 10, 2022. It is more of an open stitch and will look really good on a large background. However, it would also look great as a sky stitch on an ornament. My point is it can also be used in smaller areas too. The sample is stitched with Pepper Pot and Silk Lame.
Triangle Squares, page 56
This stitch is also one of my favorites. I have used it for a night sky on a stocking in addition to a Santa's coat. There is an open section which can be left open, or you could fill it in with a Smyrna Cross, Cross Stitch or a Plus stitch. For the base thread, I would use a silk or wool. Then, the Smyrna Cross can be a sparkly thread or a fun overdyed thread. In addition, you could alternate the threads/colors of the Smyrna Crosses in diagonal rows. By alternating the diagonal rows, it will make the colors changes appear to be more random.