Do you know Honeycomb stitch ? This is the stitch I have used for this little heart. Any pulled thread stitches can be used and I will show you some others as well. I have worked the top row shown first after carefully counting out the spaces of threads (groups of 4) to make sure I have the stitching nicely centred. This stitch is pulled slightly and I have stitched it with a perle 12 thread, I enjoy using perle 12, tencil, wildflowers and other threads I can use singly.
Don't start the stitching too high up on your heart leave room at the top to add to your design , sometimes I add petite beads to this stitching as shown here.. Mostly I leave the back plain but if you decide to fill it in with stitches dont add beads as well as it makes it too heavy
To finish I have added chain stitches, a few straight stitches and some beads across the top.
In Part 3 we will look at the construction of the little hearts meanwhile if you have time to fill you might like to try out some other ideas.
This one is worked on the diagonal, satin stitch closter blocks ( that is 5 stitches over 2 threads, for each block.) Dont pull this stitch have your threads lying nice and flat. Work the first full row starting at the bottom, then fill the rest in To finish petite beads have been added in the squares.
Here I have stitch in the bottom section only, the stitch used was double cross stitch and small beads hadve been stitch in between the crosses. this stitch always looks good and I have used it on several different things.
I do hope you enjoy stitching your little hearts. I will post the final part at the weekend to give you time to stitch some ready
Have fun stitching.
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Your soul with sunshine and
Your heart with Love.