Stitch of the Month
May 2000: Woven Trellis Stitch

by Pat Timpanaro

Woven Trellis is another stitch that can be used to give the appearance of a trellis. This stitch is worked in two steps.

First work Step 1 in horizontal rows across the entire area. Compensate as necessary around the edges (refer to the final chart).
Fill in Step 2.
Depending on your choice of threads, a variety of effects can be achieved. If the same thread is used for both steps, you have a nice, subtle textured background. For a different look, use the same color, but different types of threads for each step -- for example, work Step 1 in wool and use pearl cotton for Step 2. For a very dramatic look, use different threads and colors for each step -- black pearl cotton for Step 1 and a red metallic for Step 2. The number of deferment looks is limited only by your willingness to experiment.

Stitched samples
Samples stitched by Sandy Winder

This page may be printed and reproduced in its entirety by ANG Chapters for publication in their newsletters.