Walnetos – love ’em or hate ’em, these “twisty” stitches add a lot of texture and visual interest to any counted canvas project. 

Teaching Objectives:

  • Explore several sizes and shapes of walneto stitches
  • Encourage stitchers to develop a natural stitching rhythm without relying heavily on stitch diagrams
  • Promote ease and confidence when stitching walneto stitches
  • Recommended for basic to intermediate stitchers

Walneto stitches were developed by Jean Hilton, taking the name from a stitcher and her husband – “Wal” from Walter and “neto” from Janet.

Mostly Walnetos explores square and diamond shaped walnetos in various sizes, with quatrefoil walnetos, walnetos over walnetos, and two sizes of mistake stitches. The project is completed with leviathan, Rhodes, rice, fern, waffle, Milanese pinwheel, and round Rhodes.

The Pastel color way is shown in the large picture, and the project is also available in three additional color ways: Monochromatic – Eggshell canvas with beiges to browns; Grayscale – Pewter canvas with grays to black threads, with red accent threads, and Bold – Aquamarina canvas with orange, turquoise and purple threads.

Mostly Walnetos is a companion to Fandango, Mostly Jessicas, Mostly Crescents, Mostly Amadeus and Mostly Herringbones.

Duration 1 or 2 day class
Kit Materials 18 ct. mono deluxe canvas in color choice; DMC cotton floss; DMC and Presencia #8 pearl cottons; Kreinik #8 braids
Size 4 1/4" x 12", 76 x 216 stitches on 18 ct. canvas
Student Supplies 1 pair 10" and 1 pair 18" stretcher bars, tacks or staples; scissors for thread and metallic; laying tool; magnification and lighting if needed

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