Wednesday, March 25, 2015
I have a new stitch to share from my 100 Stitches list. The Gobelin Stitch.
This stitch is worked on canvas, here I am using 12 mesh needlepoint canvas . The floss I am using is perle cotton. This rich yellow color is DMC #742.
The first row of this stitch is worked from left to right. Come up through the canvas:
and pull the floss all the way through:
go back into the canvas one square to the left and two squares below where the floss first emerged:
Then bring the needle back out two squares to the right and two squares above where you just went in. The needle will emerge one square to the right and two rows up - you will see that it comes out on the same row that the floss very first emerged:
Pull all the way through and that is the first stitch:
Make the next stitch the same way - go into the canvas one square to the left and two squares below where your floss just emerged and come out of the canvas one square to the right and two rows above:
Keep stitching this way for the first row of stitching:
For the second row of stitching, the stitch is worked the same way but this time from right to left. Go into the canvas one square to the right and two squares above where the floss just emerged:
and come back out of the floss two squares to the left and two squares below where the needle just went in:
Pull all the way through for your first stitch:
Just continue in this fashion working from right to left:
for the rest of the second row:
This is a really simple stitch, I think it would cover a canvas really quickly!
The Gobelin Stitch is number 84 on the 100 Stitches list and is found in the Canvas Embroidery section of 100 Stitches.