Let’s play with Jean Hilton stitches, color and texture!

Teaching objectives:

  • Encourage stitchers to develop a natural ease and confidence when stitching, reducing reliance on the stitch diagrams
  • Explore different thread textures

Double Crossed features large motif stitches with several border and background stitches. The project is mostly developed with ecru colors, but stitchers can choose pink (shown in large photo), blue or green accent colors.

Stitches include double fan doubled, upright waffles, Chilly Hollow stitch, Smyrna, layered crescents, 4 trip herringbone, T square, kennan, layered cross, nobuko, diagonal mosaic

Duration2 day class, intermediate to advanced stitchers
Kit MaterialsDMC pearl cotton and cotton flosses, Kreinik #4 and #8 Braids, Rainbow Gallery Silk Lame’ Braids and Neon Rays, size 22 tapestry needles
Design Size6″ x 6″, about 104 x 104 stitches on 18 ct. canvas
Student supplies2 pairs of 12″ stretcher bars with tacks or staples; scissors, laying tool, magnification and lighting if needed

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