This week Sharon chose herringbone stitch for our challenge. I have used this stitch many times on various crazy patchwork projects over the years. It is a very useful and versatile stitch. I am not that crazy about my efforts though this week.
The colours were inspired by a piece of velvet in a velvet pack I had re gifted back to me from a friend who I had given it to some time ago, so I cut out around one of the flowers and appliqued it on with the herringbone stitch in gold thread.
I have used a mix of plain and variegated threads, and stranded and heavier cottons.
I like the fact that this stitch can have other threads woven through it, and over it to create different patterns.
If anyone thinks it strange to have two lime green knots along a line of purple that was because of the variegated thread....it was a purple and lime but the lime part was not long enough or faded into enough to create a better look.
This is a not so good picture of the little velvet pack. The 3 different colours will come in very handy I am sure.