If you followed my pumpkin stitch-along from earlier this year, you know that needlepoint damask (tent stitch patterns or textured stitches in two similar threads or colors) is one of my favorite techniques. The bee ornament from Kathy Schenkel, pictured in progress above, used this technique to create a lovely background.
The damask pattern, Interlocking T’s, below, used Grandeur for the T’s and Persian wool for the contrasting thread. I just love the subtle look.
If you are a stitcher who likes Tent and Basketweave best, try to change up your backgrounds by using needlepoint damask. If you want to find more patterns, put damask in the search box on any page to find lots more patterns.
Stitch-along Update; The Erica Wilson piece is still MIA. Until I find it, I’ll be doing background ideas on Sundays. I may also start a new SAL, but I’m thinking about what project to do that you will be able to get.