I hope everyone has taken a moment on this Remembrance Day/ Veterans Day to honor those who have fallen serving their country. Personally, I am remembering my grandfather’s who fought in WW II.
Today’s stitch has been charted four ways. The Henderson Variation 1-4, has minor changes where a tent stitch, bead, reverse tent, french knot, or a cross stitch could be placed. I know that is more than four stitches, but I figured you could adjust the main chart yourself I also want to show you that by turning the chart ¼ turn you have another lovely stitch!
Here are the charts and stitched samples. The stitch is charted using two colors to allow you to see the pattern.
I stitched the sample using 2 strands of Bedecked & Beadazzled‘s new Color Dreams Floche. I love this overdyed Floche. When I look at the stitch turned horizontally, I can see this would work wonderfully for an ocean scene or grassy field. Looking at the stitch how it is charted makes me think of flowing robes, or a ski slope, slalom ski tracks It is ok to not fill in the empty holes, use light thread and let your canvas show through! Below is the same stitch using one strand of Impressions.
For some fun lets add beads or a french knot!
This next chart has a reverse tent stitch inserted.
Now you have the regular tent stitch.
You see where I am going, anywhere there is a hole you can change the look of the stitch by using a different single stitch.
In the stitched sample above the first two rows of fill stitch are tent stitch, then you have reverse tent, followed by beads. I used 1 strand of green sparkle braid with the overdyed floche and 1 strand of Kreinik Fine (#8) Braid with the red Impressions. Look at the reverse tent stitch, it recedes whilst the regular tent does not, it is more apparent in person. Give the stitch a whirl and let me know what you think……
I have a question for you, have you actually seen the Henderson stitch? I have the Henderson Variant, but could not find the Henderson Stitch in my library of books. Many stitches are charted under different names, I just looked for Henderson, and flipped through some books looking at different styles of stitches. Enquiring minds want to know!
The furry children have been behaving themselves this week, but I have to show you a photo of Noe strutting around!
Then we have Beardie looking into the house!
That’s all for today folks. Do what you love and take some time to put a few stitches in!