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Blue Bow Stitch Guide

Threads

  • Essentials Inchworm 700
  • Essentials Caterpillar 707
  • Essentials Holly 729
  • Pepper Pot Silk Coconut 066
  • Pepper Pot Silk Curacao 106
  • Planet Earth Silk Caneel Bay 077
  • Planet Earth Wool Cuddle 014

Stitches

  • Woven Stitch
  • Reverse Tent Stitch
  • Tent Stitch
  • Satin Stitch
  • Single Mosaic Stitch
  • Reverse Single Mosaic Stitch
  • Rhodes Stitch
  • Cross Stitch 1 over 1

      Note: Unless otherwise noted use a single strand of thread in your needle. 

      Detailed Photo

      Area: Green Bow

      Threads used: 

      • Essentials Inchworm 700
      • Essentials Caterpillar 707
      • Essentials Holly 729

          Stitches used:

          • Woven Stitch

          Stitch the bow in Woven Stitch using two strands of Essentials Caterpillar 707 for the main green, two strands of Essentials Inchworm 700 for the highlights, and two strands of Essentials Holly 729 for the shadows. See compensating instructions below.

          Area: Flourish Pattern

          Threads used:

          • Pepper Pot Silk Coconut 066
          • Planet Earth Silk Caneel Bay 077

            Stitches used:

            • Reverse Tent Stitch
            • Tent Stitch
            • Satin Stitch
            • Single Mosaic Stitch
            • Reverse Single Mosaic Stitch
            • Rhodes Stitch (Substitute Cross Stitch 1 over 1 - see compensation notes)

            Stitch the flourish's middle section in Satin Stitch using Planet Earth Silk Caneel Bay 077. Angle the Satin Stitch from bottom left to top right. 

            Stitch the flourish's right side in Single Mosaic Stitch and Tent Stitch using Planet Earth Silk Caneel Bay 077.

            Stitch the flourish's left side in Reverse Single Mosaic Stitch and Reverse Tent Stitch using Planet Earth Silk Caneel Bay 077.

            Stitch the flourish outline in Tent Stitch using Pepper Pot Silk Coconut 066. 

            Stitch the flourish dot in Rhodes Stitch using Pepper Pot Silk Coconut 066. 


            Area: Background

            Threads used:

            • Pepper Pot Silk Curacao 106
            • Planet Earth Wool Cuddle 014

              Stitches used:

              • Tent Stitch
              • Rhodes Stitch

                Stitch the pink dots in Rhodes Stitch using Planet Earth Wool Cuddle 014.

                Stitch the background in Tent Stitch using Pepper Pot Silk Curacao 106.

                 

                Compensating Instructions

                What is compensating? Click here. 

                Satin Stitch

                When compensating Satin Stitch simply end the stitch short at the color edge (if the area is small enough the Satin Stitch may turn into a Tent Stitch). 

                Rhodes Stitch

                When compensating Rhodes Stitch, do your best to mimic the overlap and angle of the full Rhodes Stitch. Make sure you’re working the overlap in as similar an order as possible.

                If you’re not sure what the angle should be: place your needle in the hole where the full stitch would go if you weren’t compensating. Then, keeping the angle of the stitch (to the best of your ability) back up the needle to the edge of the area.

                If the area is only one to two intersections, substitute the Rhodes Stitch for a Cross Stitch 1 over 1.

                Woven Stitch

                I love Woven Stitch for its ease of compensating! If you can’t take a full stitch, you will simply be compensating with a Tent Stitch (or Reverse Tent depending on the angle of the Woven Stitch you're compensating).

                Where the bow ribbon overlaps, end the stitch short (and compensate) to help define the edge.

                However, where the ribbon changes colors without meeting an edge (such as the highlight on the knot) do not compensate. Simply take a full stitch, fitting it within the color area to the best of your ability.



                 

                Stitch Diagrams

                 

                Tip: for those of you who caught it - I did mess up the cross over on my little Rhodes Stitches! :) Follow the diagram, not the photo. 

                 

                Stitch Videos


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