Anyway, here it is - the Anchor #8 that I couldn't resist buying seemed perfect for the exercise.
I love this stitch as well as Half Chevron. I made a number of samples when I did Sharon's PLOS class in 2007 and also used it for a biscornu . This exercise was a refresher - while I love chevron my use for it has been limited so now how I could include it in my work. Maybe add a diagonal version
Could anyone resist this 'stained glass' ball of thread? Its only drawback for me is that the sections of colour are very small and difficult to deal with. Maybe chevron is the answer - but single or double ?
This had all been nice and uncomplicated - even my eyes were happy with the Aida spacing - what would be the effect on linen as a background . My only use for Aida seems to be biscornu.
Don't you love the contrast between the two? I did think of using a dark thread but that was not the effect I was chasing.
This perle is #12 while the Anchor variegated was #8 and the fabric is 32 count linen.
I am not sure whether I might find a use for this or not. However this week's TAST was fun.