2015 ANG Stitch of the Month - June
by Rozelle Hirschfelt
Bottom Layer, petal 8
This is another variation using upright and slanted Gobelin stitches, which makes a reversible pattern that is different on the two sides.
- Use 1 strand of the darker color of 6 stranded cotton floss. Begin and end threads just inside the inner circle using a pin or L stitch when possible. If you must begin or end a thread elsewhere, use a pin or L stitch in the outline. They will be covered by the outline stitches.
- Notice that the rows are worked in multiple journeys so that the stitches are slanted on one side and upright on the other. The chart shows the combination of these stitches that I used. Each row of the chart will produce a stripe. The stripe will have slanted stitches on one side and upright stitches on the other. You can choose the number of stripes you want, if a particular stripe has upright or slanted stitches, how wide each stripe will be, if there is open canvas between stripes, etc. You can make the stripes either horizontal or vertical by turning either your work or the chart. Create your own pattern by varying the size and spacing of the rows. Seeing these examples, how would you stitch a stripe over 4 threads?
Stitched samples are shown in the following photos:
Stitches over 2 threads or intersections:
Stitches over 3 threads or intersections: