Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wednesday Whimsies (June 26, 2013)

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!


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