New Stitch Monday – Alicia Lace
Last week I suggested using the Victorian Step stitch for a background. Another great stitch to use for a background is Alicia’s Lace. If you Google this stitch you will see there are many different variations. Weeks ago, I did a blog on what I called 4-way Continental but if you look in “Stitches to Go” they called it Alicia’s Lace Variation (see diagram below for sample). The other diagrams below show this version of Alicia’s Lace done like a darning stitch. You need to make sure that your thread is long enough so that you can complete each row. For an open look do the stitch as shown in pink in diagram 1. If you are looking for a more closed stitch add the rows in green as shown on diagram 2. Choose a thread that is lighter than the area you plan to use this stitch or try an over-dyed thread. Give it a try.
Happy Stitching – Stephanie
- On August 31, 2020