Thursday, October 28, 2010

TDiTM Stitch #101

Reference: Twelve Dozen Stitches in Twelve Months

One of the great things about using the herringbone embroidery stitch on seams is the space it creates in the "dips" and "hills" of the stitch. Another super thing about this stitch is that by changing the angle of the straight stitches the stitch can become taller, shorter, wider; this makes a single diagram combination stitch look so very different just by changing the scale.

This little Stitch #101 looks so very simple, and is cute when stitched just as is.

But, it really takes on a super look when you start adding objects like buttons or sequins in the "dips" and "hills". Here's a possible variation...

And, here is what my final choice was on my current CQ project.

I just love these sequin butterflies. My friend Marina from Russia sent them to me a couple of years ago, and they are just gorgeous! Thanks Roolen!

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