Week 10 of the #YearofStitch: Spider Web Stitch

As promised, this is your second stitch this week to make up for last weeks. Stupid shingles! 

This is such a funky dunky stitch. It looks like a spider web but you can also fill it all in and it suddenly becomes a beautiful flower. Play around with this one. You can vary the length of the base stitches, try different thread counts (pictured below is 6 thread floss), get crazy with it! 

The one thing you should be aware of is that you will want an odd number of lines in your base star stitch. 5, 7, 9, 11, 99 … it just makes the weaving part a lot easier. 

Illustration:

Photo Tutorial:

Remember the Algerian Eye from a few weeks ago? Same approach. Build the star (with an odd number of stitches).

Bring the 2nd thread up from the back close to the center and start weaving (over, under, over, under) for as long as you like.

Once you are finished, jab that needle under the weaving to hide the end. Pull it through to the back and tie it off. 

Woolah!

Fancy right?

Happy Stitching

xo

Shannon