I like this, but obviously my tension needs some work. I think this might look good in variegated thread. I just alternated the sizes of the diamonds.
I really loved the look of the diamonds overlapping each other. This is definitely something I want to use when I try out my crazy quilting and embroidering.
Since I missed the first year of TAST(Take A Stitch Tuesday), I am also trying to work on those. I will try coordinate weeks, so this week I am doing week one of year one, while I work on week one of year two.
Herringbone and Variations.
Just regular Herringbone.
Herringbone stacked. I really like the look of this and think this would be another one that might look good in variegated thread.
Double Herringbone Stitch or also called Indian Herringbone Stitch
Same stitch, different colors. I really liked this stitch. Time consuming though.
This is the same stitch, only with both layers the same color and more spread out.
Here I tried the same as above, only not weaving it under the first row.
Also called Double Herringbone. This worked better when I used smaller stitches toward the end with the overlapping color.
Twisted Lattice Band. This was the most frustrating. Tension is very important here, not only consistent tension but having the correct tension. The top looks better than the bottom because I was finally getting the hang of it. I can see how this stitch would look lovely, but I don't think it'll be one that I "jump" to use like some of the others.
Overall, I am really enjoying my embroidering so far. I am using just some thin white muslin I have left over from the Fibers class that I took. I am using one strand of embroidery floss, except for in a couple areas. I am not using a hoop, although I did think about it, but I would like not to have the fabric and such stretched out of shape. It takes more concentration for me to have the correct tension without the hoop though. Can't wait to see what next weeks stitch is.