Today's stitch, we are looking at Byzantine #2! As a reminder, the purpose of this series is to introduce/showcase some stitches. Our plan is to give the stitch diagram, a stitched example, including examples of the stitch in a few finished pieces, talk about various places you could use the stitch and provide a video demonstrating the stitch. I don't know about you, but seeing just a stitch diagram isn't always helpful to visualize how the stitch will look on canvas, so I'm hoping this series will be a good resource for you as you are looking for stitches.
Stitch Diagram: Byzantine #2 Stitch
Stitch Example: Byzantine #2 Stitch
Why we love this stitch: This is a great, quick full coverage stitch that is not only easy to learn, it’s also easy to compensate. Because of that, I love this stitch for small areas, particularly small areas that I want to have a little texture, so I tend to use it on things like jars and containers.
Below are a few examples of where we have used this stitch:
Stitch Example: Byzantine #2 used to stitch milk bottle holding the mums in Silk Lame braid on 18 mesh canvas
Canvas: Apple Cart, by Fire and Iris
Stitch Example: Byzantine #2 used to stitch the pink petals in Pepper Pot silk on 18 mesh canvas
Canvas: Poinsettia Ornament, by Stitch Rock Designs and Fire and Iris
Stitch Example: Byzantine #2 used to watering pitcher in Silk Lame braid on 18 mesh canvas
Canvas: Sunflower Cart, by Fire and Iris
Lastly, here is a video tutorial for the Byzantine #2 Stitch - enjoy!