Guess what? Today I am traveling to San Bernardino, CA for a week of classes. It is going to be such fun! I will be visiting several of the surrounding guilds as well as teaching the cool Witch on the Town!
Today's stitch is the Byzantine.
This is another great all-around stitch to have in your arsenal. It works wonderfully well for backgrounds. How about certain water or sky possibilities? Fill one of those Christmas packages under a tree, etc.
The sample diagram shows an open area between rows of stitches but this is not necessary if you choose not to inject another stitch such as a tent stitch, in a different thread, a bead, etc.
My stitched sample shows the main Byzantine stitched with a shimmer thread, and a tent stitch in a contrasting thread.
Many different visuals can be achieve with this stitch by playing around the the placement of the stitch, if interjecting a space, play around with the different threads for contrast, or even different stitches. There is a vast array of possibilities out there.
Well, off to sunny (I hope) California and until next time
Stitch with a Smile!