As I was stitching this present earlier this week, I realized that while this is a great stitch, it is not a good background — it has far too much texture and it won’t stay in the background. The I realized something else, this kind of thing will happen more often as we explore stitches together.
So I’m recasting “Background Ideas” to”New Stitches on Sundays.” These will still be a new stitch every Sunday here on Nuts and many of them will be backgrounds. I wanted to expand this to give you more great ideas.
This stitch is from Greb – ‘n – Go Stitches, one of my favorite stitch dictionaries. It combine Scotch, Mosaic, and tiny Cross Stitches into a dense pattern, I’m calling Whatnot Stitch, below. I stitched it using Entice. I made it in more or less diagonal rows, alternating between the Scotch rows and thMosaic/Cross Stitch rows.
As you can see from the stitched example, it format a sense, pebbly pattern. It would be an outstanding stitch for gravel paths or to give the look of pebbly leather. The texture will be more pronounced in a thread that had no metallic n it.