Monday, January 21
Basket Weave Stitch ideas
It was a bit quiet this week on my blog due to a combination of being busy with projects like the 5th issue of &Stitches (it will be out soon and it's really fab!) and a bit of the January bleeurgh... but I'm still here! Today I have a couple of Basket Weave Stitch ideas for you. Don't confuse it with the Basket Stitch (which is a fun stitch too, maybe I should discuss that as well soon...) these are just some ideas for stitching to make a Basket Weave effect. I used the first one (top left) in my Abel (see below) and Apple Tree patterns for example.
The one below that (bottom left) is essentially the same stitch but worked diagonally with two stitches instead of three. The stitch on the top right I call a Wonky Hashtag. Simply stitch these quite randomly and add a '+' stitch here and there and you have a basket weave effect. The last one looks actually the least like a basket weave but it's such a fun stitch to do! Maybe if you want to do a real posh basket? It's the Jacobean Couching Stitch. You can find an excellent tutorial for it here.
Hope you enjoyed my little tour of Basket Weave stitches!