This little pear is stitched in Milanese, below, using Silk n’Colors in Autumn Honey. Milanese is often overlooked because folks think that lining up the triangles is too hard. It’s easy if you remember that the littlest stitch sits in the center of the longest stitch but in the next diagonal row of stitches. Placing the next row is also easy if you figure out against which stitch in the previous row the smallest stitch fits.
For a stitch with so much texture, Milanese works beautifully as a background when stitched in a solid color. As you can see by the pear, it also makes a striking focal point.
By the way, this is just one of five new projects you’ll find on Colorful Needlepoint during May. Members of the site get all the projects free. The price for the site goes up next Sunday, May 15. You can learn about and join at Colorful Needlepoint.
Another great new stitch coming next Sunday.