In this post, Mary shares tips on how to add texture and patterns to your needle weaving. What caught my eye was the technique to create a plaid-like pattern.
So, I decided to give it a try by needle weaving a red plaid - because it's the fall season and red plaid reminds me of cozy flannel shirts.
For my plaid pattern, I stitched 2 rows red, 1 row black, 1 row white, and repeat.
DMC Floss used:
- Red #817
- Black #310
- White ECRU
I chose a circle because originally I was going to put the finished work in a small round frame I have for an ornament (more on that later). So I traced the frame - which is a 3 inch diameter circle.
Here are the finished vertical stitches (warp threads).
Now time to weave my horizontal stitches (weft threads).
I weaved over and under each vertical stitch - but I wasn't perfect. I sometimes missed a row or weaved over/under two rows by accident. But it doesn't seem too noticeable...
What do you think? Does it look plaid to you!?!
I didn't like how it looked in the round ornament frame - it didn't quite fit right either - so I think I will keep it in a small hoop.
Overall, I like how the plaid pattern looks. This is my first needle weaving using multiple colors and I will definitely keep experimenting.
Seriously, check out this needle weaving post by Mary Corbet to see her step-by-step tutorial and her awesome needle weaving sampler.
See you next time!