Oct 16, 2006
We all just love those confetti stitches, don't we? You know the ones. The ones that might as well be out in timbuktu. The ones where you shouldn't carry the threads on the backside for fear of showing through. I thought I'd pass on my tip for stitching confetti stitches:
When working with an even number of floss stands, anchor the floss using the "loop method". Make the cross stitch and then secure the floss by running it under this stitch several times on the back.
When using a single strand, thread your needle with a single strand of floss. Stitch the first half of the cross stitch ( / ) leaving a tail on the backside of the work, stitch the first half again ( / ) - giving the look of two strands of floss. Then stitch the second half of the cross stitch ( \ ) twice and thread the tail under the stitch on the backside.