2015 ANG Stitch of the Month - September
by Rozelle Hirschfelt
Top Layer, Petals 3 and 7
- The eyelet becomes reversible when half of the unit is stitched on the forward journey and the other half on the return journey. Adding a square unit between eyelets adds the opportunity to stagger the eyelets in adjacent rows for an open lacy effect.
- Use 1 strand of the lighter 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. This is another Holbein pattern that fits the diagonal petals. Stitch the first row centered and then work rows on either side. Start the first row at the base of the petal. Turn your canvas to stitch in the direction of the chart or turn the chart to match the direction of the petal. Stitch 8 is a repeat of stitch 1, the first stitch of the next eyelet.
Sample of forward journey, front side:
Sample of forward journey, reverse side:
Sample of 2 rows completed, front side:
Sample of 2 rows completed, reverse side: