Stitch of the Month
March 2007: Horizontal Gobelin Variation

by Brenda Hart

The March stitch for my Sampler of Favorite Stitches is a Horizontal Gobelin Variation. It works well for baskets, especially with an overdyed thread in basket colors. It could also be used for a garden wall and it makes a very nice background stitch. Be sure to use a laying tool if you are using more than one ply of thread or yarn. It makes this pattern glow.

Diagram A

I used 4 plies of Soie D'Alger #2545 for the horizontal stitches and size 8 Kreinik fine braid #202HL for the Diagonal Tent stitches on 18 mesh canvas.

Diagram B

If you wish to use the stitch on 14 mesh canvas, I would use 6 plies of silk or floss, 3 plies of Impressions, or 2 strands of size 8 pearl cotton. For the Diagonal Tent stitches, size 12 Kreinik Tapestry braid, or size 16 medium braid if you wish to have heavier coverage.


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