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Variegated Threads - Different Uses, How To and Various Looks

This chart shows some of the effects that can be achieved through different methods of stitching with variegated threads. This page is now available in a PDF file PDF File for your convenience.

Variegated Threads
A
2 strands match the variegation stitch using the English method (each stitch completed in its entirety) stitched in horizontal rows.
B
2 strands match variegation stitch using the English method stitch in vertical rows.
C
2 strands match variegation stitch using the sewing method (stitch each row of one color completely and then go back and finish the stitch, going the other way needle is usually in two holes at the same time ) stitch in horizontal rows.
D
2 strands match variegation stitch using sewing method stitch in vertical rows.
E
Brick pattern 2 strands match variegation stitch using the English method in horizontal sections (3 or 4 stitches dependent on the wished end result.
F
Bark pattern - 2 strands match variegation stitch using the English method in vertical sections (3 or 4 stitches dependent on the wished end result)
G
Checkerboard pattern - 2 strands match variegation stitch using the English method - every 2nd stitch in vertical / horizontal rows finish this pattern for the area to be stitched in this color and then fill in the empty stitches.
H
Watercolor Effect - 2 strands match opposite variegation stitch using the sewing method in horizontal rows.
I
Hildebrandt ® method of stitch - even sided space - 2 strands match variegation stitch using English method stitch along the outside perimeter then in an ever smaller pattern, fill in the opening with stitching.
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Hildebrandt ® method of stitch - even sided space - 2 strands match variegation stitch using English method stitch along the outside perimeter then in an ever smaller pattern, fill in the opening with stitching.