This week, we’re going to take a wee break from looking at needlepoint stands. Instead, we’re exploring the rice stitch. It’s one of those versatile stitches that you can use in a variety of places on your needlepoint canvases. It makes a terrific border. Some people even use it as a background stitch! The rice stitch is a member of the crossed stitch family. There are oodles of variations of this stitch.
Earlier this week, I shared the balloon stitch with you on Needlepoint TV™. It’s a very functional stitch – and it’s one that you can use on your canvases in a variety of ways. It’s a rather large stitch which means you’ll need plenty of space in order to establish the pattern, so keep that in mind when considering it for one of your projects. The balloon stitch is a member of the straight stitch family.
Watercolours is an ahhhh-mazing hand-painted long-staple Pima cotton thread from the CARON Collection. It’s available in a multitude of colors – from subtle monochromatic to more wildly variegated hues. It comes in 10-yard, 40-yard, and 100-yard skeins. My very first experience with variegated threads was with Watercolours, so it has a special place in this stitcher’s heart. Wanna learn more about it? 😉
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