Barred Beetle Stitch

Getting Harder

Uses:  Foliage, Backgrounds (be careful with contrasting color combination)

Lay the horizontal stitches first.  (Red lines)  When this is finished, insert the three blue, upright stitches.  You may wish to stitch the middle first and then the outer two.  This will let the threads lay flat on the canvas.


For extra interest, try using a contrasting thread for the bar.  A different thread such as matallic braid, Rainbow Gallery's Sparkle Rays or Ultra Suede would create pizzazz.