I hope you have had a good week and the sun is shining somewhere in the country. Here in Cleveland we have had a rainy week, but we did have a beautiful sunny day on Wednesday!
Today’s stitch was a mistake, I had been trying to chart a variation of the Ashley stitch but erroneously came up with the 4-Way Cashmere and the 4-Way Cashmere with Upright Cross. As always anywhere you see the upright cross, think of changing it to a French Knot, Bead, or Sequin, you could even squeeze in a Smyrna Cross.
I have to thank Jane of The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure for stitching the sample and giving me her thoughts on the stitch. Jane has become my hands of late, which I truly appreciate! Huge Thank You to Jane you are a wonderful friend!!!!
Now you may find a missing stitch in the charts. The first person to comment on where the missing stitch is will get a magnet…so comment and I will email you for your particulars and send you a nice magnet
You may have seen this stitch with a different name. I could not find the stitch when I was going through multiple books in my library. I came across similar stitches, but nothing was an exact match.
Going from left to right on the top row Jane used 1 strand of Water N Ice for the Cashmere stitches and Kreinik Fine (#8) Braid for the Upright Cross. The second stitch was stitched using 1 strand of Red Petite Very Velvet with a #8 purple Perle Cotton for the Upright Cross. The third stitch uses 1 strand of purple size #8 Perle Cotton with a Kreinik Fine (#8) Braid for the Upright Cross. The last stitch is stitched using 1 strand of Felicity’s Garden and the center is stitched as a French Knot using one strand of Petite Very Velvet double wrapped around the needle.
Below on the second row you can see one 4-Way Cashmere left open and stitched using pink Cosmos Cotton floss, below the open 4-Way Cashmere Jane filled the center with a French Knot using Kreinik Fine (#8) Braid, making the stitch look like a flower. The last stitch on the second row was also stitched using 1 strand of Felicity’s Garden and 1 strand of Kreinik Fine (#8) with a Smyrna Cross filling.
Great sample of different threads showing how thread changes the look of the stitch. This stitch would be nice as flowers, water, a door panel, clothing, you name it, there are a multitude of uses for the stitch. Have fun with it!
Since April is almost here I am including a coloring calendar for April which has a nice bunny to color.
The “Tigers” have been wanting non stop attention this week…..I go out for a short time then have to spend the rest of the day petting them or being their personal servant!
Here are a few photos of the crew!
Well folks that’s it for today. I hope you have a wonderful stitchy weekend! Put a couple of stitches in for me!
Congratulation go out to Gail who found the missing stitch and commented first!