Do you like diamonds in your stitching?

Over the last number of months I have shared a variety of heart patterns.  Hopefully these are inspiring you to experiment with some different designs and not just hearts.  Many of these designs are custom meaning there is no specific pattern.  Having said this, some take the basics of a previous design and modify it with both stitches and widths of bands. 

I’ve always liked diamonds and in fact, frequently like to orient my stitching on the diagonal.  This design has some similarities to the one featured in the January/February 2019 issue of Needlepoint Now.  If you check in the right sidebar under “Hearts for Hospice” you will find other hearts.

I discussed bargello recently and the center band of this design is bargello diamonds.  A simple but very effective composition.  The right and left band are simple straight stitches so a very easy design for a beginner.

The majority of the heart is stitched using size 5 perle in Colour #39 which has since been discontinued. I think this would look great in colour #66 (orange)! The purple is Colour #183 and the green is Colour #184.  Once again, very small volumes are needed for each of these areas and all were left over scraps from other projects. 

This heart will likely be donated to our local hospice but remember you can find out more about the Hearts for Hospice project on the Greater Kansas City Needlepoint Guild site.

I’d love to see what you stitch with diamonds?

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