New Stitch Monday With a Twist – Week 3
Continuing on my journey of learning 11 new stitches for the Raymond Crawford “Needlepoint” canvas I found a fun stitch for the second letter “E”. The Upright Oriental stitch was just perfect. I used 4 stands of Splendor S1074 for the main part of the stitch (shown light blue) and then added Neon Rays N116 for the accent lines (shown dark blue).
There have been discussions about how far to take your vertical stitches. I take them right to the edge because when I don’t it looks to me as if I skipped a stitch or two. Some stitchers don’t like a crowed look. It your personal choice.
When using Neon Rays or and type of ribbon it is a good idea to use a laying tool to help keep it flat. Try to use a laying tool that does not have a sharp point because it can catch on the ribbon and make a pull. Another trick is to use a small flat iron and run the ribbon through it. Of course I’m sure you all know where to order one from.
Another idea for this stitch would be to use an over-dyed thread for the main section and a solid thread for the accent lines.
For those of you who are participating in the 21 New Stitches for the 2021 Challenge I hope you can add this stitch and the other 2 that I wrote about over the last 3 weeks.
Give them a try!
Happy Stitching – Stephanie
- On December 21, 2020