Wednesday, January 20, 2010

TDiTM Stitch #95


Reference: Twelve Dozen Stitches in Twelve Months

The chart for this stitch is very simple. So, I decided to use different beads in place of the French knots to show how cute even a very simple stitch can be.

While seed beads are a favorite for use instead of French knots, because of their relative size, other beads can also add more texture. Changing up the shape of the beads within the stitch also adds movement and texture to your patch! Try combining different bead types, sizes, colors and create this really fast little stitch combination!

Also, laces that have scalloped edges could be a good candidate for this kind of stitch (at least one side of it)…to add extension to the lace piece. Let your mind imagine all the possibilities for stitches…and don’t just leave them for seams! Create a practice piece…or strip…and just play! You don’t have to show it to anyone else!! (unless you blog it to the world!; then all see your success and your failures!)…but that’s how we learn.

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