Stitch of the Month
October 2009: Upright Trellis

by Tony Minieri

***This pattern can be used, for clothing or as a field of flowers in a stylized garden piece or if you have an area on a painted canvas that does not have good detail delineation, it is a perfect way to include all the colors in that area successfully.

This is a 4-step pattern.

A trellis is a filling pattern aptly named since the first step of these patterns usually fills the area. This diagram shows the completed stitch. Each step is outlined in detail in the instructions below.

To stitch on the Mystery Project for 2009

Verify that you are stitching in the correct section by referring to the roadmap diagram here. Be especially careful as this stitch moved from the initial drawing to balance the colors better. The correct location is shown in the referenced diagram. This pattern starts on the upper right side of the Kimono and continues across the center band to finish in the middle of the left side.

AREA 9 STITCH 9

This is a 4-step pattern.

A trellis is a filling pattern aptly named since the first step of these patterns usually fills the area.

Step 1) Using 1 strand of C3_______________, stitch the upright trellis foundation. Each stitch varies in length and goes from design line to design line. Stitch all vertical stitch elements first. The stitches are 4 threads apart horizontally and vertically.

Step 2) Using 3 strands of C1_______________, stitch the reverse structure diagonal Hungarian stitches that tie down the trellis foundation. Work this step in vertical columns or horizontal rows.

Step 3) Using 1 strand of B5 ________________, stitch the “over 2” stitch of the Mosaic filler stitches. Work this step in vertical columns or horizontal rows.

Step 4) Using 1 strand of A4_______________, stitch the “over 1” stitches of the Mosaic filler stitches. Work this step in vertical columns or horizontal rows.

****When you hit the inner outline of the sleeve, break the stitch into two elements where it crosses this line so you can delineate this line and backstitch it later. Do this for all subsequent patterns that hit either of these design lines.

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