Has this ever happened to you? Well, it has happened to me more than once. I see a stitch and think it is a new stitch, only to find it in a lot of the stitch dictionaries I already have and have looked at many times. Why didn't I noticed it before? What is it that made me so 'blind'? Is it the presentation in the books? Is the mood that I am in, I mean are there days when I'm not receptive to new things?
Anyway, I first noticed today's stitch in Fay Maxwell's book 'Crewel and Unusual'. After a quick search I found it in other books (e.g. Mary Thomas's and Mary Webb's) and on various websites I have visited often, and I am pretty sure I never took note of it before. It's a mystery to me.
The stitch is called Fancy Stitch, and is a nice filling stitch, slightly similar to Cloud Filling.
For really good pictures check out Kimberly Ouimet.
Mine are not as detailed, but here are my instructions for this filling stitch:
First use Running Stitch to make a grid of
vertical and horisontal stitches.