Last Friday there was a new sampler at &Stitches with a stitch that was new to me: Granitos. My sampler is smaller and a bit different from the template, because I already know what to do with it. TAST stitch 66 is coral stitch and that’s what I used for the outlines. The thread is perle 5.
My first Granitos flower with 4 threads of stranded floss. I added French knots, fly stitches and detached chain stitches.
My second Granitos flower with perle 8, this looks much better. I made a total of 5 straight stitches in each petal.
My last Granitos flower is done in Stef Francis perle 5. Again I made a total of 5 straight stitches in each petal.
Before I started stitching Granitos I watched Mary Corbet’s video. she used her nails to help the threads, but I used a second needle. I just put it under the first stitch to help positioning the thread.
Just put the needle under all threads and make sure the new thread is below before you pull through.
And this is my sampler with all Granitos flowers.