Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Stitch tutorial - Battlemented blanket stitch

I had to finish some CQ seams last week so I took my old samplers out,looked for some interesting stitch combination and this stitch caught my attention right away.

Battlemented blanket stitch is stitched with four or more colours/shades of thread.


Step 1 – Thread the needle with first colour and make a row of blanket stitches as shown.




Step 2 – Make another row of blanket stitches slightly below the first one with second colour thread.





Step 3 – Make another row of blanket stitches slightly below the second one with third colour thread.





Step 4 – Make another row of blanket stitches slightly below the third one with fourth colour thread.
                                                   
                                                                         A pretty simple yet beautiful stitch,isn't it?
Happy stitching!
Anita

8 comments:

Rachel said...

There is a battlemented couching stitch as well. Very ornamental!

deanna7trees said...

oh yes....so dimensional.love it. thank you.

Shirlee Fassell said...

Layering the stitch wit different colors makes a huge difference!

Séverine said...

Beautiful stitches!

Suztats said...

Very effective with the different layers and colours. Thanks.

Anneliese said...

Very effective, indeed! And nicely done!

JennyPennyPoppy said...

As often as I've done the blanket stitch I've never tried this. Thanks for posting and I'm going to try this :)

magpiestitcher said...

Yes, interestingly complex appearance but simple to do . . . now, what should I use it on . . . .