FUN WITH ODONATA

UPDATE:  THIS DESIGN IS NOW AVAILABLE AS AN EASY TO PRINT PDF DOWNLOAD UNDER THE EMBROIDERY PATTERNS LINK, ABOVE.

A short post today on a time-stressed weekend day.

Buzzing in on the hopping heels of last week’s bunny, here’s another small graph from my embroidery book. This super-simple one is original. One dragonfly can be spot-placed, or they can be done in series using stranding. A strip of dragonflies can bealigned either katywumpus as I show here, or all facing the in same direction. In knitting, I think that these would be particularly fun to accent with shiny beads or duplicate stitching on the body or wings. They’d also be a killer trim if done in bead knitting.

Other uses for simple graphs include filet crochet (Mary Thomas’ Knitting Book describes filet knitting, too); all types of cross stitching; needlepoint; and lacis or pattern darning. I’ve even heard from people using TNCM patterns for wood marquetry and tile mosaics!

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