Stitch of the Month
October 1999: Elongated Smyrna Cross & Variation

by Beth Robertson

The Elongated Smyrna Cross is a great stitch for small areas requiring a lot of texture. This stitch can be worked as a single motif, in rows, or as a border. You can work the stitch all in one thread or use one thread for the Cross stitch and a second thread for the Upright Cross. It can also be worked in two different colors. You can create a variation by lengthening the Upright Cross stitches.

 
Sample stitched by Nancy Kirwin

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