New Stitch Monday – Victorian Step
One thing that I find is I’m always looking for a background stitch. I like it to be fairly easy with stress-free compensation. I know that is not always the case. There is always the debate if you should do the background first or after you stitch the piece. I don’t really have the answer as I think that is a personal preference. However generally speaking I do my background last. For me seeing the stitch piece helps me determine what stitch I will use for the background. The Victorian Step is a good background stitch. Once you get the pattern going it will be easy to follow. I like to begin by setting up in the largest area so that I can get the pattern flowing (shown blue on diagram). The yellow section shows the compensation stitches. As you can see from 2 of the pictures, I like to use an over-dyed thread when doing this stitch. It gives it an impressive look. Give it a try.
Happy Stitching – Stephanie
- On August 24, 2020