New Stitch Monday With a Twist – Week 9
This week’s stitch went through a lot of changes. When I started stitching the letter “I” on the Raymond Crawford “NEEDLEPOINT’ canvas the original stitch that I was going to use was a Rice stitch variation. As I was working on it, I really didn’t like the way it looked. I had the base 4 by 4 Cross stitch stitched using Entice 209. Once this was completed, I realized the stitch was beginning to look like 4-way Continental Variation which is not a new stitch to me. A funny thing is that in the end 4-Way Continental, Alicia’s Lace Variation and the stitch I finally did do, Trellis Cross, all look very similar. Luckily, I never did Trellis Cross so I did do a stitch that was new to me.
If you like open stitches leave the letter “I” as is doing Steps 1 & 2 as shown on the stitched sample and diagram. I found it easier to complete all of the 4 by 4 Cross stitches with E209 and then went back and added the Upright cross stitches also using E209.
To complete the stitch, add the additional Upright Crosses using 4 strands of Splendor S960 as shown blue on diagram.
I hope you can add this to your new stitches for 2021. Give it a try!
Happy Stitching – Stephanie
- On February 1, 2021