Years ago (really, YEARS) I published a weekly column called "A Stitch Each Week". The name has always stuck with me... I still love neat stitches so I'll start it up again.
A new stitch diagram, a stitched sample, and some color ideas. I'll try to do one a week. :-)
Beaty Variation -
This quick stitch is stitched with a row of five diagonal Gobelin stitch over five threads, followed by a column of five tent stitches.
In this sample the "fold" in the cloth is purposely compensated along the line to break up the pattern, as well as being stitched in the extreme shades of purple. When shading, focus on blending the colors in a single pattern rather than compensating the stitches along the color variations.
Sample stitched in one strand of Appleton's Wool on 18 count canvas. Design from Amanda Lawford's Royal Santa with stitch guide by GeorgaDee MacLeod. Stitch diagram by Summer Truswell.