Saturday, August 27, 2011

Stitch of the Week: Fancy

The Fancy stitch is a stunning decorative stitch that is very effective when using two different threads. It looks especially good when used on waterfalls, rivers, paths, gardens, mountains, patios, porch lattices, victorian gingerbread house trim, wallpaper, borders, and clothing. Consider using an overdyed thread with a complimentary solid in Flair, perle, stranded cotton or silk.

For a dramatic effect, combine a metallic with silk, cotton or wool as shown below.

For a shimmery effect, combine Frosty Rays with Flair as shown below.


  1. I have an ice-covered pond to stitch (on the DJ Designs NY Stocking). The Fancy stitch looks like a great candidate. Maybe do it in Water N Ice for the balloon stitch and Neon Rays +, YLI Shimmer Floss, or Snow for the frame stitch? What do you suggest?

  2. Hi! Thanks for your question. I think that the Water N Ice and Neon Rays + would look great with this stitch. The transparency of the threads combining with the shine of the Water n Ice and the shimmer of the Neon Rays + will look stunning, I'm sure. You'll have to let us know when you finish your project. We'd love to see it!