As you know, I only do needlepoint. But I know I have readers who embroider, quilt, cross stitch, etc. I want to be able to share my designs with all of you. So I have a question – Which do you prefer?
- A black and white pattern using symbols for the colors
- A colored square only pattern
- A colored square with symbols for the colors pattern
Not all my patterns can be done with this kind of chart. Sometimes you really need the stitch diagrams in order to duplicate the patterns that I create. But the last tile I did – Diamonds With a Heart – is just Mosaic stitches. Designs done with just one or two stitches can be made into charts like the ones above.
Each square is a stitch –
- One Mosaic stitch
- One Basketweave stitch (a slightly smaller finished design)
- One cross stitch (a very small design, depending on the material you use)
- Even one Scotch stitch (a slightly bigger finished design)
This little motif is 15 stitches wide and 15 stitches tall. On the left it is 1.75″ in Mosaic stitch on 18 ct, just under one inch when done in Basketweave on 18 ct (the middle), and just under .75″ when done in cross stitch on 24 count Congress Cloth (on the right). (I don’t have any cross stitch material, so my apologies to all the cross stitchers out there.)
Please comment or send me an email (email link is on the right side of the blog) and let me know which you prefer. Designs done in charts like this will sell a little cheaper than the needlepoint designs that have stitch diagrams. Thank you to all who take the time to let me know. The charts will be available next week.