Today is another simple, yet stunning sort of stitch. I’ve never really taken the time to learn all these little stitches, so I thought these last few days of my 31 day challenge I might focus on some of the lesser known smaller stitches.
I found such a lovely example of this stitch used as a border by big B on flickr. Isn’t it just stunning? If you follow this link you can see a sampler by the floss box where she used different colored threads to make this stitch even more amazing.
Like I mentioned this is a super easy stitch to do so let’s get started:
Then slide your needle under the 3 stitches without going through the fabric, bringing the stitches together like a sheaf of grain. Do this two times and then bring your needle back through to finish the stitch.
In playing around with this, I did figure that the longer your stitches the greater the effect when they are pulled together. I also think the color of thread you use might make a big difference too in how visible this stitch is. And obviously using a coordinating thread as the middle would make a stark difference.