Stitch of the Month
April 2003: Diagonal Mosaic Variation

by David McCaskill

This is a wonderful stitch combination when you need a small stitch with a lot of texture.  By working the stitch in the step sequence and placement, you also eliminate a definite diagonal pattern.  It's very effective using three different colors as I did in the model.  Step 1 was worked using a coral Trebizond silk, Steps 2 and 4 with a teal Trebizond silk and Steps 3 and 5 with a metallic braid. Try working it all in a gold or silver metallic when you need a textured metallic look such as a belt buckle. Or use an overdyed thread when stitching dirt or rocks.

Step 1
Step 2
Step 2
Step 3
Step 3
Step 4
Step 4
Step 5
Step 5
Repeat
Repeat
Stitch of the Month Sample - April 2003
Sample stitched by 
David McCaskill
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