Saturday at the Shop - February 5, 2022

This week we are showing a larger AND open stitch.  It reminds me on an elegant Chandelier with lots of shiny crystals.  

This is a bit of a harder stitch.  At first glance, it appears all the stitches are the same size, but they actually vary from over 2, 3 & 4 canvas threads.  It takes a little bit more time to memorize and get into a "rhythm", but once you do it a few times, you will be off to the races.  

We are using 2 threads.  The primary stitch (white stitch in graph below) should be a silk, overdyed floss, wool or velvet.  The "bling" stitch is completely your favorites are Silk Lame, Neon Rays, Neon Rays +, Fyre Werks, Kreinik and YLI Ribbon Floss.  In our sample below, we used Splendor and Silk Lame.   

We love this stitch and think it would make a beautiful background, sky, water or large Santa Coat.  While I have not actually stitched this on a WIP yet, it is on my short list for some Stocking Cuffs I will be stitching this Summer.  I am also giving great contemplation of stitch the Swan on Green and using for the background stitch.....hmmm, anyone want to join me???  Let me know!!

Check out live demo of Kelly teaching us how to stitch on Instagram @Chaparral_Needlework.