Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Open Squares and Where to Use Them

Needlepoint For Fun has a great background stitch diagrammed in their latest shop newsletter. It is called Open Squares and it is a light coverage stitch.   It will make a great lace curtain or a tablecloth if you need a stitch for that, and it is also a nice all-over stitch if you want to cover your canvas with one stitch in a metallic for a specialty look.  It also will let the intricate shading in a background show.  The key to this stitch, like all darning stitches, is to use a long enough length of thread to get to the end of a row, and to secure each row well just outside the design area.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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