The stitch I've been sampling for this week's circle is web stitch.
|This one is woven (you bring the thread under every other spoke), using silk ribbon, to create a rose-like flower.|
|This one just has four spokes,with the thread wrapped around each spoke every round you create a raised web, so the end result is a square.|
|This one is woven like the first example, but, as I've used pearl cotton, it's flatter.|
|This one is also woven, but for this one you go back over two spokes and then under one to give a spiral effect.|
|This is a normal ribbed web, but I've added a bead on one row where the thread wraps the spoke.|
|Again, this is a raised web stitch, but the spokes don't join in the middle, leaving a space that can be embellished or left as it is.|
I think I'll probably be doing more sampling with web stitch as there's further possibilities to explore. That's the joy of sampling, you can take ordinary stitches and play around with them without having to worry about how it turns out. Plus it always sparks more ideas!
I'll be back on Monday.
Have a good weekend.