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first time I used this stitch I was attempting to create a clematis vine as a
border around a floral design. The flowers were stitched individually, randomly
placed around the outside edge, and then a leaf
pattern was filled in. The flowers can also be connected, as I did in the
stitched model, and used over an entire background, and an enlarged version of a
Smyrna cross can be used to fill in. This is also effective worked entirely in
one color over a dress or coat on a painted canvas, especially using a thin
thread like a Pearl #12 and allowing the shading to shadow through.
October 2003: Clematis Square
by David McCaskill
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