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
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