Who says you need to be an expert needle worker to create a stunning design? Today’s heart demonstrates the use of very simple stitches.
I have talked about using bands in designs previously and this is another great example. While there is no specific pattern used, this is an adaptation of a design featured in the January/February 2019 issue of Needlepoint Now.
The central band is much wider than the original design stitched with a diamond pattern created by alternating Rhodes stitches with cross stitches and beads bordered with metallic braid. The purple borders are diagonal Gobelin bands with a metallic ribbon couched in place with cross stitches. Scotch stitch and byzantine are used for the outer borders.
All these stitches are very suitable for a beginner. The Colour Complements colours used are:
A great example of combining simple stitches and of course, COLOUR!