Today I am traveling. I am on my way to Austin, TX to teach at Colleen's The Needle Works for four wonderful days. I am very much looking forward to it. I know I will have great fun. I will see some 'ole' friends and meet some new. Life it always a blessing.
Well, it happened and it happened early in the game. I posted one stitch on the blog but posted a different one on the Yahoo Group page. Nothing like totally confusing myself. So I need to switch today.
Today I am sharing with you a Dotted Giant Scotch stitch. I don't know if there is such a stitch but that is what I choose to call it. The Yahoo Group will get the Basketweave that you got last week.
This can be a good border stitch covering an area of 4 x 4 canvas threads. Or you can place two rows side-by-side then have 8 x 8, etc. You get the picture. You can also use two versions and offset them. It can be a great stitch to add to a horizontal or vertical line in a design. And, of course, it is a good stitch for clothing and general areas that need a fill stitch.
Notice a couple of things with this stitched sample. It is teaching more than just a sample of the stitch. This sample is stitched on 14ct. canvas. It is stitched with a size 5 perle cotton. Now, you will notice that this thread does not give a total coverage. The thread of choice for size 14ct. canvas is size 3 perle cotton. The second thing I see from this sample is the pairing of two different thread sizes. The stitch on the upper right corner combines size 5 perle cotton with Silk 'n Ivory. Notice how the thicker thread comes forward? Maybe that is an effect you want and maybe it isn't. And, the bottom sample. I have chosen to stitch one long stitch in the center with a decorative metallic thread, Fyre Werks. Problem is with this stitch, I lose the 'dotted' portion of my Dotted Giant Scotch Stitch. Maybe next time I'll backstitch that area as I did the top right corner sample.
Okay, it is all yours. Stitch and enjoy and be sure to stitch with a smile!