I have another variation to try out today as Eastern stitch is a cousin to Sorbello stitch. Many people think of this stitch as an evenweave stitch that has to be worked on a grid but it will follow a softly curved line too.
Work this stitch from left to right. When working this stitch it needs to kept at a fairly loose tension.
Bring the thread through from the back of the fabric and make a vertical straight stitch at the left side of an imaginary square.
Next make a horizontal straight stitch at the top of an imaginary square.
These two stitches form the foundation bars of each unit.
Taking the needle diagonally across the back of the fabric, bring the thread up through the fabric, to the bottom right-hand corner.
Take the needle over the top and under the vertical stitch, making sure the thread is kept to the top of the needle. this means that when you pull it through it forms a loop over the vertical bar stitch as illustrated.
Next move to the horizontal bar and take the needle over the top and under the horizontal stitch making sure the thread is kept to the right of the needle so that when you pull it through it forms a loop over the horizontal stitch as illustrated
Take the thread through the fabric at the bottom right-hand corner bringing it out at the top left corner of the next stitch and repeat the process.
You can work along a line or a curve
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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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