HOW TO… TAKE YOUR STITCH­ING TO THE NEXT LEVEL

We have in­cluded some more ad­vanced stitch­ing tech­niques in this project to help you to de­velop your stitch­ing skills, ready for your next chal­lenge…

Cross Stitcher - - Bee Sampler -

BACK­STITCH DE­TAIL­ING FOR DEPTH:

Note how the flow­ers have back­stitch in the ar­eas which need more def­i­ni­tion or are in shadow, giv­ing them a much more three­d­i­men­sional ap­pear­ance.

BACK­STITCH LET­TER­ING:

As the back­stitch­ing for the let­ter­ing is used to cre­ate a joined-up hand­writ­ing ef­fect, you should find it eas­ier to not have to carry any threads across the back.

BLENDED METAL­LIC HIGH­LIGHTS:

The bees’ out­lines are back­stitched with a blend of stranded cot­ton and light blue metal­lic thread, to recre­ate the gos­samer qual­i­ties of th­ese del­i­cate crea­tures.

A sin­gle bee stitched on aida and at­tached to a tag, will make a sim­ple gift of honey look ex­tra-spe­cial

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