Garnet Chessboard in Blackwork #1298B
- Intermediate Skill level
- Stitch count 223 x 223
'Garnet Chessboard' is a blackwork sampler of sixty four squares and borders. The filling stitches or diaper patterns have three elements within them, namely light, medium and dark which create the balance within the design. The closer the stitches, the heavier the design becomes. Thirty two of the squares have different fillers. The remaining squares have a simple border to contrast with the filler patterns. This unique sampler can be worked in alternative colours but it is suggested that the frame is always worked in a dark colour for effect. Gold beads can be added for texture and sparkle.
Suggested supplies: 20" piece of 28 count white evenweave fabric; DMC floss 310 x 4, 814 x 2; Mill Hill beads 2011.Stitches used: back stitch, cross stitch, half cross stitch, eyelet