Princess & Me has an adorable set of tiny nativity figures. I’ve been stitching them and they will all live on a small wreath. But the colors of them are very different and I’ve used lots of different threads. The background is what ties them all together. I used sky blue silk and Diagonal Cashmere, below, for the three kings.
Diagonal Cashmere is a great choice for backgrounds. It can easily be varied in size. Because it’s rectangular it has an overall direction and can be oriented so it is horizontal instead of vertical.
It’s such a fun stitch for backgrounds and elsewhere.
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Janet Perry is the Internet's leading authority on needlepoint. She designs, teaches and writes, getting raves from her fans for her innovative techniques, extensive knowledge and generous teaching style. A leading writer of stitch guides, she blogs here and lives on an island in the northeast corner of the SF Bay with her family
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