The week we finish up the stripes on the Cashmere Stitch Needlepoint Christmas Tree with the lime green stripe (or blocks). We’ll also stitch the gold dividng lines. Next week, the stitch-along will finish up with the trunk and background.
Lime Green Stripe
Stitch the stripe in Pangor, below, using the lime green Entice. Notice that the horeizontal Cashmeres have stitches that have a reverse slant (lower right to upper left). This is the opposite of the other stitches in the piece.
Lime Green Blocks
If you are stitching theblocks tree, stitch the lime green blocks in Darling Stitch, below, using lime green Entice.
Stitch te dividing lines in Oblique Continental, below, using gold Crystal Brad in gold metallic. Once stitched this line looks sold and might look rope-like. I love using this stitch as an alternative to Tent foe on-stitch lines.
If you are stitching the blocks tree, decide whether your horizontal or vertical lines will run straight through. Stitch those lines first. Then stitch the lins in the other direction.
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