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Greetings from HON

August is off to a busy start with an Alice and Blue Trunk Show and stocking stitchers working furiously to get their stockings in by the deadline. And for those of you looking for a new project, all * in store pillow canvases are on sale for the next two weeks.

STITCH OF THE MONTH

Parisian Worked In Horizontal Columns

The highlighted diagram shows how traditional Parisian stitch was modified to create these subtle stripes. The columns (stripes) are worked in horizontal rows with one stitch over 2 (red) and below it, one stitch over 4 (blue). In the vertical row next to it, you start on the same horizontal row and work the stitch over 4 and the one below it, over 2. This will give you an even row, not staggered as Parisian would normally be worked. Continue these columns being sure the stitches end evenly in the columns (stripes). Not sure, stop in for a tutorial.

FINISHED PROJECTS OF THE MONTH

Bench Beauties