|Beautifully beaded box top|
|This is all stitched!|
by Lee Ann Kleeman
|A stitched Zentangle by Catherine Jordan|
|Magnificent embroidered box also by Catherine Jordan|
The exhibit has moved on to Iowa now and will finish up in Wisconsin so if you get a chance, check it out.
This week's Diva Challenge is to use the tangle pattern Knightstar by Daniel Lamothe. Daniel has taken inspiration from mathematical graphing. I love it when artists independently come to similar solutions. There was a needlepoint designer who also loved to play with graph paper and developed some needlepoint stitches that use the same concept. The stitch equivalent to Knightstar is called a Crescent Stitch. And if you stitch all the way around instead of just the two opposite sides you have a Jessica Stitch. (In the illustration of the Jessica Stitch I linked to, if you stitch only side 1 you have a Crescent Stitch.) I decided to stitch this week's entry and used some other needlepoint stitches that use the same grid base. The second square is made up of Rhodes Stitch and Waffle Stitch and I put a Jessica Stitch in the center.