I just love pattern darning. It creates such lovely flat look to your needlepoint that makes it just perfect for smooth or flat things. It also makes an outstanding background, as you can see from the picture here. (It’s from my Art Needlepoint class on this canvas.)
Another great thing about pattern darning is that it’s made from the most basic of stitches, the Running Stitch. And Mary Corbett shows us in this delightful post how a darning pattern is built from lines of Running Stitch, even if everything else about the project is wrong.
Just goes to show that even when you start out wrong the end result can be beautiful.
Thanks to Denise at Craft Gossip for pointing this out.