Stitch #4! Now we’re going to pick a section of our little crewel sampler to fill with cloud filling stitch, which is really, really fun!
Above, you can see that I’ve marked my area out and am placing teensy stitches in a checkerboard fashion (just like the last bit of the couching fill yesterday) in my fuschia color. Then I’ll take a second color (white, in my case, and two strands like yesterday’s for the same reason) and weave it under those little stitches – not unlike huck weaving, now that I think about it. My little stitches are about 1/4″ apart.
But I’m totally cheating and rather than show you the rest of the stitch here, I’m going to send you over to &Stitches, where I previously wrote a tutorial for this very same stitch: &Stitches’ Cloud Filling Stitch Tutorial. It’s a little cheeky, but I was prepping to show it to you when I had a funny feeling I’d done this before! So set your area up like I have above, then pop along to the tutorial to see how to weave in your top threads.
I have to be honest, I wasn’t really happy with how my sample in regular DMC floss looked, but I absolutely love it in crewel wool!