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Last week I was able to visit with Margot (my stitch mentor). It's been soooo long! In fact, it's been too long. I'll blame it on winter. I was able to stay longer than usual at her home this time and we had such a great visit! I am so thankful. She is one of my favorite people on earth. There's one stitch she showed me that I had never seen before. It was in a Jan Beaney / Jean Littlejohn book. It was an older book - black and white and quite horrible to make out, but right away I saw evergreen trees. "Oh! What's that!?" I asked. Margot said it was the Thorn Stitch. Away I went...
|a few clear samples / variations of the Thorn Stitch|
I can see this being very useful. I won't get into step by step instructions because I think this is pretty straight forward. You begin by stitching a long center line, and then you simply stitch cross-hatches over it. Image a piece filled with layers and layers of all sizes of threads and yarns and floss. It would look like a forest! You could make the trees tall, thin, and sparse. You could make a low, dense treeline. The various sizes of fibres give a sense of depth and layers.
There you go - Saturday Stitches once again. ; ) If you'd like to see more Saturday Stitches, go HERE or click on the Tutorials link at that top of my blog.