I can’t quite believe that after today there are only two more Tuesdays in the year and therefore only 2 more TAST 2010 stitches. At this stage people are usually busy and the pace of the challenge can be tiring but I am sure that I am not the only one who will look back on this second series of stitches in TAST with pleasure.
Anyway I have another fun stitch this week and once people know the two thread trick I am sure people will try it with Woven Cross too. I have discovered it is quite addictive. It is also one of those stitches that suit the season as it looks fantastic with a bead in the middle or if you worked in two different colour threads.The stitch is also known as cross stitch flower. It can be positioned like a flower, worked in a pattern or in a decorative line.
The stitch is two crossed stitches worked on top of each other with the uppermost cross woven to the bottom cross.
Start as you would if you were working a regular cross stitch.
Next make a third diagonal straight stitch over the first stitch you made.
Bring your thread out to make the fourth straight stitch but instead of simply moving across and taking your needle down through the fabric, weave the needle through the two bars.
Take the needle through and to the back of the fabric as illustrated.
That’s it! Simple but very effective. Particularly if you experiment with the thread you use.
How to join in.
Work an example of the stitch. Experiment a bit, photograph it, and put it on your flickr site or write about it on your blog.
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