In this second segment on the Beauty of Texture, we explore a single stitch used in smocking and embroidery that creates a texture often referred to as Lozenge. Meet the “magical” Surface Honeycomb stitch. This simple stitch can be used on plain fabric, ginghams, checks, stripes, tartans and certain types of prints to create surprising results. Depending on the type of fabric and thread used, you may have to add a step to the stitch to keep it secure but no more knots this time! The stitch is worked horizontally or diagonally to create the textures. There’s no stretch to this stitch.
Read more in our Issue 47.