All About the Diamonds

Photo of framed project

Welcome to “All about the Diamonds”

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 either a smooth or raised appearance.  This piece will illustrate how versatile diamond stitches are by using Straight stitches and Rhodes stitches to give the piece a dimensional appearance.

This is offered as a beginner/intermediate class concentrating on two different diamond stitches: Diamond Straight stitch with variations and the Diamond Rhodes stitch.  We will be using various threads to give this design 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. This class is a great chapter or guild piece which can be taught in a 4 to 6 hour class.