Stitch of the Month
January 1999: Mosaic Stitch

by Beth Robertson

This is another great stitch for small areas or backgrounds. This stitch can be worked as a single motif or as a border. It can be worked in horizontal or vertical rows or in a larger area. A checkerboard effect can be created by alternating thread color, or create a quilt by using many different thread colors. A variation of this stitch is the Reversed Mosaic. The first Mosaic stitch is worked from left to right. The next stitch is worked from right to left. The direction of the stitch alternates through out the pattern. This produces a wonderful effect when using stranded cotton or silk as the light reflects differently in each Mosaic Stitch. Always lay the stitches so the threads are smooth.

Sample Stitched by Nancy Kirwin


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