Can you believe that these two patterns were created using ONE colour only from our collection?! You’re definitely in for a treat today…Instead of featuring one cross-stitch sample, today we are featuring two.

We’ve opted to do this to demonstrate how different a sample can appear depending on the strands of floss used to stitch a design.

So let’s get right into it!

How We Created These Two Patterns Using One Colour

Before we get started on the details, I have to clarify that we’re technically not using one colour in both of these projects.

This particular “colour” is in fact a combination of blue and green. However, both of these colours blend beautifully using either one or two strands of floss.

The samples above are both elements of a larger sampler by 2×2 Stitch – Sampler #122. Each one is stitched with Colour# 48, a blend of olive green and dusty turquoise/blue on 28-count linen. The lower sample is stitched with one strand of floss on ivory linen while the top sample is stitched with 2 strands of floss on cream linen. 

You don’t even need to look closely to see how unique each pattern is. What a difference! When stitched with 2 strands of floss, the darker colours are more apparent in the pattern. While there’s plenty of blue showing in the pattern above, the density of the floss puts more visual prominence on the green shades. This contrast is even more apparent with the cream background.

On the contrary, stitching with one strand will result in a beautiful, delicate design that’s a bit lighter in colour. Again, you can see just how much the bright background also plays a factor in the results!

I’d love to know what of the two is your favourite?

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