Stitch of the Month
December 1998: Norwich Delight

by Beth Robertson

The December edition of the ANG Stitch of the Month is a special holiday present to all our visitors. "Norwich Delight" uses most of the stitches that have been featured on this page during 1998 and gives you an opportunity to try them in a small geometric design.

To complete Norwich Delight, you will need:

  • 7" x 7" 18 count mono Canvas
  • 1 skein Impressions (variegated color)
  • 1 skein Soie Cristale (to match Impressions)
  • 1 reel Kreinik Tapestry (#12) Braid #002 (or to match Impressions)

The finished design is approximately 3" by 3". Experiment with stitches and with colors; but most of all have fun and enjoy! The creator of Norwich Delight, Beth Robertson, and the members of the ANG Internet Committee worked the design using a variety of threads and colors. Take a look at our results!

Use 1 strand of Impressions and 1 strand of Kreinik Braid. Use the number of strands of Soie Cristale needed to give you the coverage you want. Start by using 3 strands. Depending on your tension and ability to lay threads, you may need to add or subtract strands. If you are not happy with the way your stitching looks, change the number of strands.

  1. Working from the center out, stitch the center Norwich Stitch in Impressions. Refer to the diagram following the Master Chart for stitch numbering. Do not use the chart from the October, 1998 Stitch of the Month as the stitch used in Norwich Delight covers a different number of threads.
  2. Do the first inner border diagonal Gobelin stitch in Kreinik Braid and the Square Eyelets in Soie Cristale.
  3. For the second inner border, work the Long Arm Cross and Norwich stitches in Impressions, and the Scotch stitches in Soie Cristale.
  4. The Herringbone border is worked with Impressions and Soie Cristale. The Bound Cross stitches in the corners are worked wtih Kreinik braid.
  5. The outer border Long Arm Cross stitches over two threads are worked in Soie Cristale and those over three threads are worked in Impressions. The Norwich stitches also use Impressions.

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