Ruth very kindly gave me permission to post the stitch diagram for Gobelin Bars with Tent Stitches here. Thanks, Ruth! You are a peach!
|Gobelin Bars with Tent Stitches, from Stitches CD Volume One, used with Ruth Schmuff's permission|
Why did I pick this stitch? There are two reasons. First of all, many Asian-themed canvases have a woven pattern in the background to mimic traditional Japanese tatami mats. So I looked for stitches that created woven patterns. This particular pattern's bars are about the same size as one of Miko's eyes. That made the scale perfect for this piece. If the bars were much longer and taller, the pattern would have been too big. If the bars used fewer stitches and were only one thread high, the stitch might have been too busy. But this stitch was just right.
Palma and Sharon, this article's for you.
CORRECTION: Karen pointed out Ruth's Background CD is now a book. Just in time for those who prefer real books to electronic versions! Many thanks, Karen.
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