All About the Diamonds

Photo of framed project

Diamonds are very versatile. They are symbolic of love and romance that puts a sparkle and glisten in your eye. They can be industrial to cut hard metals. The shape of a diamond is used artistically in Canvas Needlework pieces to add dimension.

Diamond stitches can provide both a smooth or raised appearance.  This piece will illustrate how versatile diamond stitches are by using Straight stitches and Rhodes stitches to give a piece a dimensional appearance. 

In this class we will concentrate on two different diamond stitches: Diamond Straight stitch with variations and the Diamond Rhodes stitches.  We will be using various threads to give this piece some sparkle while visually maintaining a smooth diamond look.  The design will be on 18 count white mono canvas.  The design is 6 inches wide and 6 inches tall.  I finished this piece for a jewelry box.