Herringbone Stitch for Sharon B's Take A Stitch Tuesday
Even though it was really hard for me to just sit down and do this stitch, I finally got a few idea's to try. My first idea was to use the Herringbone stitch as a trellis and pair with the feather stitch and some ribbon stitches in 2mm and 4mm silk ribbon. I used 2 strands DMC floss for the herringbone stitch back to back and then used 1 strand silk floss for the feather stitch layered on top and then alternated leaflets in ribbon stitch 2mm and 4mm silk ribbon.
Then I wanted to try the idea of using it as a vine. So I stitched it skinnier and a bit longer and then added 2mm silk ribbon in sets of 3 ribbon stitches on each prong. I think it makes it look like one big leaf. It could be a tropical vine with some exotic flowers with it.
Flowers can also be added to both ideas, but I didn't want to waste any beads on a sampler. Besides there are so many types of flowers I could choose from that the possibilities are endless.
I think I have found my niche! How many of these stitches can I turn into vines?! Oh I love vines, now I'm really excited!