Monday, August 24, 2009
TDiTM Stitch #62
Reference: Twelve Dozen Stitches in Twelve Months
This is another really plain little stitch…that is a good base for adding other items. A really pretty button, or a silk ribbon spider web rose would be so pretty… nestled under each archway.
The French knots could be done in beads of course; but I like the basic embroidery version for adding silk ribbon work to as well.
The thread in this stitch, as well as the two preceding it and following it…is in size 5 perle eight. Size 5 is a little larger that I like to actually stitch seams with, but makes for good photos. My recommendation is to use size 8 for blocks that are more than 9 inches in size…and size 12 for smaller blocks.
Also, a reminder that scale is always a consideration. So think about changing the width and depth of the arch to “fit” the project you are working on.