Friday, January 30, 2009
TDiTM Stitch #12
Reference: Twelve Dozen Stitches in Twelve Months
This little stitch was created in my mind a couple of week ago, and had to wait it's turn to be posted. To date, it is my very favorite! I seem to be saying "It's a simple little stitch!" quite often lately...but it's true!
An unexpected pleasure of this stitch is that when done upside down it reminds you of wisteria or grapes, and right side up of hyacinths...or, at least, to me it does.
The stem and leaves are medium green perle 8 cotton, and the french knots are a variegated purple/blue perle 8 cotton.
Stitch the zigzag, stem, and leaves. Then build the stack of french knots starting at the bottom in layers. The flowers are identical until you get about half-way up, then the position of the knots change. This positioning causes them to appear to have some real life, and I like that very much.
I'm finally glad to share this little beauty, as I've been "holding off" stitching it on any of my projects until you could see it. And, as I am numbering these on my computer as I go, I didn't want to get out of sequence!