Super Simple Stitching

in Crafts,Embroidery & Sewing

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Can you spot my mistake in the picture?  I’ll give you a hint.  It’s NOT the weirdo muppet face on that chick on the left.  This is the crucifixion!  What is that SUPPOSED to be on her head?  Anyone?  Bueller?  All I can see is the grinning muppet.  Anyway, I didn’t mess that up.  It’s a different mistake.

I have met many a gal that has given up stitching because it’s a hassle. I have taken up what I call monochrome relief stitching.  I am sure this kind of stitching has a real name, but I don’t know what it is.  The idea, is that you use a filet crochet pattern and stitch so the picture leaves a void.  Here’s my pattern below:

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So, how can you do your own mindless, yet striking stitching?

1.  Find a cute filet crochet pattern.

2.  Choose a color and stitch in the voids with a long armed cross stitch as seen here.

3.  Outline work in another color.

As a side benefit, the kids can help.  Since there’s no complicated color change, I can let my kids stitch it one direction while I do the long arm bit coming back.  They haven’t gotten to where they want to do that part yet.

So, can anyone tell me what this is really called?  And what the heck is up with that muppet face?



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