A week away from Thanksgiving. That seems so hard to believe. When that happens it will feel to me as if the rest of the year will be but a passing phase. It will just zoom by and we will be into 2014 before I know it! It is so frightening! But I will focus on the present and our new stitch for the week.
Today I am sharing the English stitch.
I am not too familiar with this stitch. I don't see it around too much.
In a way it at first reminded me of a curtain stitch but not really. Anyway, here it is stitched.
It starts with a base of upright Gobelin or satin stitches. Then it has a layer of slanted stitches - as is shown in the second picture. In the third picture, I stitched in a contrasting thread so you could see the stitches better. I think for practical purposes I would use this stitch in two colors or textures so that you could see the movement.
Enjoy and stitch with a smile!