Just a small tease of a new cross stitch pattern coming your way soon. Soooooo.....you may want to brush up on your eyelet stitch or for those of you who haven't adventured into the specialty stitches, here is a little tutorial for you. The eyelet stitches in this soon-to-be release pattern are worked over 4 threads on linen (as shown in the diagram on the left). Enter your needle at one, go down at two, up at 3, down at four and so on until your eyelet stitch is complete. With each stitch pull the thread slightly so that the fabric distorts slightly, as it's this tensioning action that creates the holes in the center of each stitch. If you want to neaten or emphasize the central hole you can do so with the end of a small knitting needle. Gently poke the end of the knitting needle into the hole to widen it a little.
With thy Needle & Thread,